3.4 Application to German Agreement

In this section we illustrate the technique with an application to agreement of determiner/adjective/noun in German. Agreement depends of course on gender, number and person, but also on case, and on the determiner type (definite, indefinite, none). This leads us to define agreement information as a tuple in the cartesian product:

Gender * Number * Person * Case * Quantifier

We are going to develop a very small lexicon mapping words to sets of tuples. Each tuple will be encoded by an integer.

Denys Duchier
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