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Dynamic syntax group

Dynamic syntax group

 This is the web page for the Dynamic Syntax Research Group based at King's College London

It is composed of a group of researchers based mainly in:

Dynamic Syntax is a grammar formalism designed to reflect directly the time-linear dimension of natural language processing. 

Dynamic syntax groupThe framework centers on LOFT (Blackburn & Meyer-Viol 1994; pdf 316 KB), a modal logic describing finite trees, which is used to define concepts of structural growth for characterising how interpretations of strings, expressed as a decorated tree structures, is gradually developed on a word-by-word basis. 

It has recently been expanded (Purver et al. 2010; Hough, 2014; Gregoromichelaki, 2017) by incorporating conceptual structures defined using the representation format of TTR (Cooper, 2012; Ginzburg, 2012). 

 Dynamic Syntax has been applied to a range of natural language phenomena, exploring in particular the interaction between anaphora resolution, ellipsis and structural forms of underspecification in natural-language interpretation. It has been shown to provide a natural basis for expressing typologies of relative clause structures, left-periphery structures, and wh-questions. It has also been applied successfully in the analysis and modelling of various dialogue phenomena. Development of the framework has been funded by ESRC, EPSRC, Leverhulme and AHRC.

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