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.
|Title of host publication||Intelligent Linguistic Architectures|
|Subtitle of host publication||Variations on Themes by Ronald M. Kaplan|
|Editors||Miriam Butt, Mary Dalrymple, Tracy Holloway King|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Nov 2006|