[developers] smallish native DMRS grammar

Michael Wayne Goodman goodmami at u.washington.edu
Wed Jan 6 20:00:55 CET 2016

Just a small point on terminology, if I can recall correctly:

Ann uses: characteristic variable/argument
oe uses: distinguished variable/argument
the compromise to this standoff was: intrinsic variable/argument

And sorry, I wasn't trying to focus only on grammars with ICONS. And as far
as not-huge but probably messy grammars, Zhong comes to mind (I think the
A-not-A constructions violate the characteristic-variable property:
It was until recently actively developed, but with Sanghoun now having
other responsibilities the development pace has slowed. Zhenzhen, I
believe, is the primary maintainer now.

Hope that helps

On Wed, Jan 6, 2016 at 10:41 AM Joshua Crowgey <jcrowgey at u.washington.edu>

> As an aside to the main conversation here, I just want to add that
> I'm trying to learn as much as I can about this "characteristic variable
> property".  While I understand (I think), what it means for a grammar to
> have this property, I think I still lack a bit in my understanding of
> how this property connects to semantic theory.
> If any of you have suggested readings for me, I'd certainly take you up
> on them.
> Cheers!
> --Joshua
> On 01/06/2016 02:45 AM, Ann Copestake wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > No, right now, I don't particularly want grammars with ICONS - I'm
> > looking for collaboration with developers of grammars with the
> > characteristic variable property.  i.e., each variable is introduced by
> > a unique elementary predication and each EP (other than quantifiers)
> > introduces a variable.
> >
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