Formalization and Parsing of Typed Unification-Based ID/LP Grammars
9502020 | cmp-lg
This paper defines unification based ID/LP grammars based on typed feature structures as nonterminals and proposes a variant of Earley's algorithm to decide whether a given input sentence is a member of the language generated by a particular typed unification ID/LP grammar. A solution to the problem of the nonlocal flow of information in unification ID/LP grammars as discussed in Seiffert (1991) is incorporated into the algorithm. At the same time, it tries to connect this technical work with linguistics by presenting an example of the problem resulting from HPSG approaches to linguistics (Hinrichs and Nakasawa 1994, Richter and Sailer 1995) and with computational linguistics by drawing connections from this approach to systems implementing HPSG, especially the TROLL system, Gerdemann et al. (forthcoming).