Modeling information structure in a cross-linguistic perspective
This study makes substantial contributions to both the theoretical and computational treatment of information structure, with a specific focus on creating natural language processing applications such as multilingual machine translation systems. The present study first provides cross-linguistic findings in regards to information structure meanings and markings. Building upon such findings, the current model represents information structure within the HPSG/MRS framework using Individual Constraints. The primary goal of the present study is to create a multilingual grammar model of information structure for the LinGO Grammar Matrix system. The present study explores the construction of a grammar library for creating customized grammar incorporating information structure and illustrates how the information structure-based model improves performance of transfer-based machine translation.
Keywordsmultilingual machine translation; hgsg/mrs; natural language processing; grammar library; lingo grammar matrix system; information structure; Focus (linguistics); Japanese language; Korean language; Prosody (linguistics); Semantics; Word order
PublisherLanguage Science Press
Publication date and place2017
SeriesTopics at the Grammar-Discourse Interface,