Publications
Authors:
  • Marc Dymetman , Max Copperman
Citation:
Technical Report: MLTT-030 (Aug 96)
Abstract:
We describe two ``semantically-oriented'' dependency-structure formalisms, U-forms and S-forms.
U-forms have been previously used in machine translation as interlingual representations, but without being
provided with a formal interpretation. S-forms, which we introduce in this paper, are a scoped version of
U-forms, and we define a compositional semantics mechanism for them. Two types of semantic composition
are basic: complement incorporation and modifier incorporation. Binding of variables is done at the time of
incorporation, permitting much flexibility in composition order and a simple account of the semantic effects of
permuting several incorporations.
Year:
1996
Report number:
1996-030