Parsing Head Internal and External Relative Clause Constructions in Korean

  • Jong-Bok Kim
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4188)


Korean displays various types of relative clauses including head internal and external relative clauses (HIRC and HERC). In particular, the treatment of HIRC has received less attention from computational perspectives even though it is frequently found in both text and spoken languages. This paper shows that a typed feature structure grammar of HPSG (together with the semantic representations of Minimal Recursion Semantics) offers us a computationally feasible and applicable way of deep-parsing both the HIRC and HERC in the language.


Relative Clause Embed Clause External Argument Relative Pronoun Semantic Argument 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jong-Bok Kim
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  1. 1.School of EnglishKyung Hee UniversitySeoulKorea

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