[developers] `fragmented' scoping MRSs

Emily M. Bender ebender at u.washington.edu
Sat Jul 19 05:30:50 CEST 2008

Thanks, Ann.  I did notice that the scoping code requires the
RSTR value of a quantifier to be related to something (not
currently the case always in the Wambaya grammar...).  Is
this a deep requirement?  That is, is it bad to have an empty
RSTR value?


On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 6:18 AM, Ann Copestake
<Ann.Copestake at cl.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> yes, I've seen this when playing around with grammars.  (I would also expect
> to see non-frag MRSs that don't scope.) I believe the test for fragmentation
> is checking for explicit label/hole relationships between all the EPs (either
> label equality or qeq), though I haven't seen a spec, so I might be wrong
> about this.  The scoping code in the LKB doesn't require that qeqs are there -
> it just ensures they are obeyed if they are present.
> Ann

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