Semantic Interpretation in a Systemic Functional Grammar

  • Tim F. O’Donoghue
Part of the The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 255)


This chapter describes a method for obtaining the semantic representation for a syntax tree in a Systemic Functional Grammar (SFG). A prototype implementation of this method — the REVELATION]. semantic interpreter has been developed. This interpreter is derived from a SFG generator for a subset of English — GENESYS — and is thus, in contrast with most reversible grammars, an interpreter based on a generator. Since REVELATION] assumes that some parser is available to produce a syntax tree for interpretation, this chapter also briefly discusses how such a parser can be automatically derived from a SFG generator.


Semantic Representation Semantic Interpretation Boolean Expression Syntax Tree Entry Condition 
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  • Tim F. O’Donoghue
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  1. 1.Division of Artificial Intelligence School of Computer StudiesThe University of LeedsLeedsUK

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