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Saarland University Computer Science

Beta Reduction Constraints

Manuel Bodirsky

Master's Thesis, March 2001

This thesis investigates languages that partially describe lambda terms. In particular, beta reduction constraints are introduced, which express that one lambda term beta-reduces to another. We investigate the expressive power of beta reduction constraints by relating them to parallelism constraints, and give applications of beta reduction constraints in semantical underspecification of computational linguistics.

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