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A Procedure for the Selection of Connectives: How Deep Is the Surface?

Michael Elhadad; Kathleen McKeown

Title:
A Procedure for the Selection of Connectives: How Deep Is the Surface?
Author(s):
Elhadad, Michael
McKeown, Kathleen
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Type:
Technical reports
Department:
Computer Science
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Series:
Columbia University Computer Science Technical Reports
Part Number:
CUCS-419-89
Publisher:
Department of Computer Science, Columbia University
Publisher Location:
New York
Abstract:
We present an implemented procedure to select an appropriate connective to link two propositions. Each connective is defined as a set of constraints between features of the propositions it connects. Our focus has been to identify pragmatic features that can be produced by a deep generator to provide a simple representation of connectives. Using these features, we can account for a variety of connective usages. We describe how a surface generator can produce complex sentences when given these features in input. The selection procedure is implemented as part of a large functional unification grammar.
Subject(s):
Computer science
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