Problems with intervention and binding into relations

Alastair Butler, Kei Yoshimoto

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Abstract

In this paper we describe a formal system in which constraints on the interaction of operations involved in creating and supporting operator-variable dependencies during interpretive evaluation match effects of intervention and constraints prohibiting binding into relations that are observed in natural languages. The derived constraints are found to form two sides of the same coin, the one occurring when steps are taken to avoid the other. This formal result is of interest because both types of constraints afflict all forms of operator-variable dependencies in natural languages, suggesting that the wide range of cross-linguistic variation languages exhibit, especially when encoding longer distance dependencies, stems from there being no optimal way to encode operator-variable dependencies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence
Subtitle of host publicationJSAI-isAI 2009 Workshops, LENLS, JURISIN, KCSD, LLLL, Revised Selected Papers
Pages181-196
Number of pages16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event1st International Symposium on JSAI International Symposia on Artificial Intelligence, JSAI-isAI 2009 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2009 Nov 192009 Nov 20

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6284 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other1st International Symposium on JSAI International Symposia on Artificial Intelligence, JSAI-isAI 2009
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityTokyo
Period09/11/1909/11/20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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