Exploring the Expressivity of Constraint Grammar

Kerewin Kokke, Inari Listenmaa

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We believe that for any formalism which has its roots in linguistics, it is a natural question to ask “how expressive is it?” Therefore, in this paper, we begin to address the question of the expressivity of CG. Aside from the obvious theoretical interest, we envision also practical benefits. Understanding what CG can and cannot express makes it possible to transform other formalisms to corresponding or approximate CGs, thus making way for new ways of grammar writing, and better reuse of existing language resources.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 16 Mar 2017
Event20th Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics - Gotenburg, Sweden
Duration: 22 May 201724 May 2017
Conference number: 20


Conference20th Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics
Abbreviated titleNoDaLiDa'19
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