Dynamic syntax group
It is composed of a group of researchers based mainly in:
Dynamic Syntax is a grammar formalism designed to reflect directly the left-right (time-linear) sequence of natural language processing. The framework centres on LOFT
(Blackburn & Meyer-Viol 1994; pdf 316 KB), a modal logic of finite trees, which is used to define concepts of tree growth for characterising how interpretation of strings expressed as a decorated tree structure is developed on a word-by-word basis.
The framework has been applied to a range of natural language phenomena, exploring in particular the interaction between anaphora resolution and structural forms of underspecification in natural-language interpretation.
The framework has been demonstrated to provide a natural basis for expressing typologies of relative clause structures, left-periphery structures, and WH questions. Development of the framework has been funded by ESRC, EPSRC, Leverhulme and AHRC.
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