The Logic of Typed Feature Structures: With Applications to Unification Grammars, Logic Programs and Constraint Resolution

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This book develops the theory of typed feature structures, a data structure that generalizes both first-order terms and feature structures of unification-based grammars to include inheritance, typing, inequality, cycles, and intensionality.


Acknowledgements; Part I. Basics: 1. Introduction; 2. Types and inheritance; 3. Feature structures; 4. Attribute-value descriptions and satisfaction; Part II. Extensions: 5. Acyclic feature structures; 6. Appropriateness and typing; 7. Inequations; 8. Identity and extensionality; 9. Maximality, groundedness and closed world inference; Part III. Alternatives: 10. Variables and assignments; 11. Feature algebras; 12. Infinite feature structures and domains; Part IV. Applications: 13. Unification-based phrase structure grammars; 14. Definite clause programming; 15. Recursive type constraint systems; Bibliography.


"...well and clearly written...can be used as a textbook as well as a monograph." Peter Bachmann, Mathematical Reviews " indispensable compendium for the researcher or graduate student working on constraint-based grammatical formalisms, and they also make it a very useful reference work for researchers in object-oriented databases and logic programming." Fernando Pereira, Computational Linguistics
EAN: 9780521022545
ISBN: 0521022541
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Tracts in Theoretica'. Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2005
Seitenanzahl: 280 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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