Accounting for Discourse Relations: Constituency and Dependency

Bonnie Webber

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Abstract

At the start of my career, I had the good fortune of working with Ron Kaplan on Bill Woods’ Lunar system (Woods et al., 1972). One day, in talking with Ron, I marvelled to him over the range of syntactic constructions I was able to implement in Lunar’s ATN grammar formalism. Ron replied was that you could implement anything in an ATN: the point was, rather, to identify the minimal machinery required for a task. This sensible advice I subsequently sought to follow, and in this paper for Ron’s festschrift, I try to apply it to understanding and comparing accounts of discourse relations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent Linguistic Architectures
Subtitle of host publicationVariations on Themes by Ronald M. Kaplan
EditorsMiriam Butt, Mary Dalrymple, Tracy Holloway King
PublisherCSLI Publications
Pages339-360
ISBN (Electronic)1575867796
ISBN (Print)1575865327
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2006

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