A Procedure for the Selection of Connectives: How Deep Is the Surface?
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.
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- Academic Units
- Computer Science
- Department of Computer Science, Columbia University
- Columbia University Computer Science Technical Reports, CUCS-419-89
- Published Here
- December 22, 2011