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Saarland University Computer Science

The Constraint Language for Lambda Structures

Markus Egg, Alexander Koller, Joachim Niehren

Journal of Logic, Language, and Information 10:457-485, 2001

This paper presents the Constraint Language for Lambda Structures (CLLS), a first-order language for semantic underspecification that conservatively extends dominance constraints. It is interpreted over lambda structures, tree-like structures that encode lambda-terms. Based on CLLS, we present an underspecified, uniform analysis of scope, ellipsis, anaphora, and their interactions. CLLS solves a variable capturing problem that is omnipresent in scope underspecification and can be processed efficiently.

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