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Saarland University Computer Science

Processing Underspecified Semantic Representations in the Constraint Language for Lambda Structures

Katrin E. Erk, Alexander Koller, Joachim Niehren

Journal of Research on Language and Computation 1(1):127-169, 2002

The constraint language for lambda structures (CLLS) is an expressive language of tree descriptions which combines dominance constraints with powerful parallelism and binding constraints. CLLS was introduced as a uniform framework for defining underspecified semantics representations of natural language sentences, covering scope, ellipsis, and anaphora. This article presents saturation-based algorithms for processing the complete language of CLLS. It also gives an overview of previous results on questions of processing and complexity.

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