Prof. Dr. Walt Detmar Meurers
GIDLP: A Grammar Format for Linearization-Based HPSG


Mike Daniels and Walt Detmar Meurers


Proceedings of HPSG'04.


Linearization-based HPSG theories are widely used for analyzing languages with relatively free constituent order. This paper introduces the Generalized ID/LP (GIDLP) grammar format, which supports a direct encoding of such theories, and discusses key aspects of a parser that makes use of the dominance, precedence, and linearization domain information explicitly encoded in this grammar format. We show that GIDLP grammars avoid the explosion in the number of rules required under a traditional phrase structure analysis of free constituent order. As a result, GIDLP grammars supportmore modular and compact grammar encodings and require fewer edges in parsing.



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Bibtex entry:

  author =  {Mike Daniels and W. Detmar Meurers},
  title =  {GIDLP: A Grammar Format for Linearization-Based HPSG},
  booktitle =  {Proceedings of the Eleventh Int. Conference on HPSG},
  year = {2004},
  address = {Stanford},
  pages = {93--111},
  publisher = {CSLI Publications},
  url =       {}