A type system for combinatory categorial grammar


Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Middle East Technical University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Computer Engineering, Turkey

Approval Date: 2003

Thesis Language: English

Student: Güneş Erkan

Supervisor: HÜSEYİN CEM BOZŞAHİN

Abstract:

This thesis investigates the internal structure and the computational representation of the lexical entries in Combinatory Categorial Grammar (CCG). A restricted form of typed feature structures is proposed for representing CCG categories. This proposal is combined with a constraint-based modality system for basic categories of CCG. We present some linguistic evidence to explain why both a uni cation-based feature system and a constraint-based modality system are needed for a lexicalist framework. An implementation of our system is also presented.