Elke Teich's Systemic functional grammar in natural language generation: PDF

By Elke Teich

ISBN-10: 0304701688

ISBN-13: 9780304701681

This quantity bargains with the computational program of systemic useful grammar (SFG) for usual language iteration. particularly, it describes the implementation of a fraction of the grammar of German within the computational framework of KOMET-PENMAN for multilingual new release. The textual content additionally offers a specification of particular well-formedness constraints on syntagmatic constitution that are outlined within the kind of typed function constructions. It hence achieves a version of systemic practical grammar that unites either the strengths of systemics, equivalent to stratification, sensible diversification and the orientation to context, and the type of syntactic generalizations which are generally present in smooth, syntagmatically-focused computational grammars.

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Zwicky 1985; Hudson 1987b). Neither of these is explicitly taken into account in SFG. The discussion of the computational modelling of SFG for generation in subsequent chapters will demonstrate that the lack of a head notion, especially in its readings as distributional equivalent, subcategorizand and governor, compromises the achievement of certain grammatical generalizations. Summarizing the representational potential for syntagmatic relations proposed by Halliday, the function structure offers the possibility of unifying the distinct contributions made by the different metafunctions of the system network into one representation.

13 The logical mode of expression - interdependency exocentric. A multivariate structure is not inherently recursive; recursion can only be introduced by rankshift. In this case, we speak of cyclical recursion. This is opposed to univariate structures, which are linearly recursive; it lies in their nature to be recursive. The elements of a univariate structure are repetitions of the same variable. Univariate structure is said to be endocentric. g. 18 While univariate, paratactic structures are considered as chains of dependencies, where none of the units involved in the dependency relation is considered as head or dependent, with univariate, hypotactic structures there is a designated head (the a element).

The congruence network replaces the rank scale implemented as the initial grammatical system in the paradigmatic part of the grammar in the Hallidayan model, and in the syntagmatic part the rank scale is substituted by the relation 'consist-of, diversified into filling and componence, applying to clauses and elements of the structure of clauses. Word and morpheme ranks are eliminated, and there is a rejection of the total accountability postulate, which says essentially that every unit of some rank must be accounted for in terms of the units of the next lower rank it is composed of.

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