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Tree Adjoining Grammars

Formalisms, Linguistic Analysis and Processing

edited by Anne Abeillé and Owen Rambow

Researchers in theoretical linguistics, psycholinguistics, cognitive science, and in natural language processing have recently converged on a collective insight: formalizing the syntax of words is central to describing, understanding, and analyzing language. This insight has sparked considerable interest in Tree Adjoining Grammar, a lexically-oriented mathematical formalism that can precisely capture the syntactic properties of natural languages such as English, French or Korean. This volume combines contributions from a variety of authors who discuss the formalism itself, its use in analyzing linguistic phenomena, and its use in building natural language processing systems.

Anne Abeillé is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Paris VII in France. Owen Rambow is affiliated with Columbia University.


  • 1 Tree Adjoining Grammar: An Overview
    Anne Abeillé, Owen Rambow
  • I Formalisms
  • 2 Lexical Rules Are Just Lexical Rules
    Roger Evans, Gerald Gazdar, David Weir
  • 3 From Regular to Context-Free to Mildly Context-Sensitive Tree Rewriting Systems: The Path of Child Language Acquisition
    Robert Frank
  • 4 Natural Language Processing with SchemaTAGs
    Karin Harbusch
  • 5 Non-Isomorphic Synchronous TAGs
    Karin Harbusch, Peter Poller
  • 6 Complexity of Scrambling: A New Twist to the Competence-Performance Distinction
    Aravind K. Joshi, Tilman Becker, Owen Rambow
  • 7 Hyperedge Replacement and Tree Adjunction
    Gisela Pitsch
  • II Linguistic analysis
  • 8 Clitic Climbing and the Power of Tree Adjoining Grammar
    Tonia Bleam
  • 9 Determining Determiner Sequencing: A Syntactic Analysis for English
    Beth Ann Hockey, Heather Mateyak
  • 10 The Semantics of Pragmatic Connectives in TAG
    Jacques Jayez, Corinne Rossari
  • 11 Implications of Code Switching for Lexicalized TAG
    Shahrzad Mahootian, Beatrice Santorini
  • 12 Implications of Binding for Lexicalized Grammars
    Mark Steedman
  • III Processing
  • 13 FTAG: A Lexicalized Tree Adjoining Grammar for French
    Anne Abeillé, Marie-Hélène Candito
  • 14 Patterns in Metarules for TAG
    Tilman Becker
  • 15 G-TAG: A Lexicalized Formalism for Text Generation Inspired by Tree Adjoining Grammar
    Laurence Danlos
  • 16 Evolution of the XTAG System
    Christine Doran, Beth Ann Hockey, Anoop Sarkar, B. Srinivas, Fei Xia
  • 17 Developing a Wide-Coverage CCG System
    Christine Doran, B. Srinivas
  • 18 A bottom-up TAG parser: Application to foreign language lexical learning
    Fabrice Issac, Christophe Fouqueré
  • 19 Constraining Lexical Selection Across Languages Using Tree Adjoining Grammars
    Martha Palmer, Chunghye Han, Fei Xia, Dania Egedi, Joseph Rosenzweig
  • Index


ISBN (Paperback): 1575862522 (9781575862521)
ISBN (Cloth): 1575862514 (9781575862514)
ISBN (Electronic): 1575869594 (9781575869599)

Subject: Linguistics; Grammar

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