Semantic Harmonization

In order to make processing using MRSs from different grammars more compatible, we try to do stick to some naming conventions for predicates. In addition we propose a set of shared universal super types. These are used by all grammars in the LOGON machine translation architecture and are kept in the file predicates.tdl.

Predicate Names

These follow the RMRS naming convention.

_lemma_pos_sense_rel  (lexically introduced predicates)
sense_rel            (abstract predicates introduced by constructions)

Universal Supertypes

There are some predicate types used in the decomposition of common words, that we propose could be shared among all DELPH-IN grammars. Currently (2008-08-13) there is some variation among grammars:

ERG

Example

JACY

SRG

manner_rel

how

manner_rel

manner_n_rel

named_rel

Dan

named_rel

named_rel

person_rel

who, someone

person_n_rel

person_rel

place_n_rel

where, here

place_rel

place_n_rel

reason_rel

why

reason_rel

???

thing_rel

this, something

thing_rel

thing_rel

time_n_rel

when, now

which_q_rel

what, when, ...

nominalization_rel

nominalization_rel

nominalization_rel

Syntactic Harmonization

There seems to be less to gain from trying to synchronize type-names across grammars, although it is an interesting research question.

Files and Directory Structure

HarmonyTop (last edited 2012-09-26 01:30:49 by FrancisBond)

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