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Unification Grammars

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  • Date Published: September 2011
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107014176

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  • Grammars of natural languages can be expressed as mathematical objects, similar to computer programs. Such a formal presentation of grammars facilitates mathematical reasoning with grammars (and the languages they denote) on one hand, and computational implementation of grammar processors on the other hand. This book presents one of the most commonly used grammatical formalisms, Unification Grammars, which underlies contemporary linguistic theories such as Lexical-Functional Grammar (LFG) and Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG). The book provides a robust and rigorous exposition of the formalism which is both mathematically well-founded and linguistically motivated. While the material is presented formally, and much of the text is mathematically oriented, a core chapter of the book addresses linguistic applications and the implementation of several linguistic insights in unification grammars. Dozens of examples and numerous exercises (many with solutions) illustrate key points. Graduate students and researchers in both computer science and linguistics will find this book a valuable resource.

    • State-of-the-art mathematical and computational exposition
    • Numerous examples and exercises with selected solutions illustrate the text
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    " an excellent textbook for computational linguistics classes, especially in programs which have a grammar engineering track or which want to build on a strong formal language program. I also particularly recommend it for those working with unification grammars, especially with implementations of such grammars."
    Tracy Holloway King, Computational Linguistics

    "All in all, the book offers a good introduction to unification grammars, whic his exceptional in its rigorous mathematical treatment."
    Mark-Jan Nederhof, Theory and Practice of Logic Programming

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    • Date Published: September 2011
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107014176
    • length: 324 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.66kg
    • contains: 171 exercises
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Feature structures
    3. Unification
    4. Unification grammars
    5. Linguistic applications
    6. Computational aspects of unification grammars
    7. Conclusion.

  • Authors

    Nissim Francez, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa

    Shuly Wintner, University of Haifa, Israel

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