Prof. Dr. Walt Detmar Meurers
Compiling HPSG Type Constraints into Definite Clause Programs


Thilo Götz and W. Detmar Meurers


Proceedings of the 33nd Annual Meeting of the ACL. Cambridge, MA. 1995.


We present a new approach to HPSG processing: compiling HPSG grammars expressed as type constraints into definite clause programs. This provides a clear and computationally useful correspondence between linguistic theories and their implementation. The compiler performs off-line constraint inheritance and code optimization. As a result, we are able to efficiently process with HPSG grammars without having to hand-translate them into definite clause or phrase structure based systems.



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Bibtex entry:

  author =       {Thilo G\"otz and Walt Detmar Meurers},
  title =        {Compiling {HPSG} Type Constraints into Definite
                  Clause Programs},
  booktitle =    {Proceedings of the 33nd Annual Meeting of the Association for
                  Computational Linguistics (ACL 95)},
  optorganization = {Association for Computational Linguistics},
  publisher =    {MIT},
  pages =        {85--91},
  year =         1995,
  address =      {Cambridge, MA},
  url =         {}