XTAG meeting on Thursday, Nov 11, 10:30am

Hi all, 

This week we will consider future work on the addition of
computational semantics to the XTAG grammar. So the proposal is to
first familiarize ourselves with the TAG semantics (and
syntax-semantics interface) literature over the next few weeks in the
XTAG meetings. We will concentrate on computational treatments. More
theoretical linguistics papers on the subject we will try to cover in
a separate reading group, but could be part of future meetings.

The agenda for this weeks XTAG meeting will simply consist of
considering which readings will be appropriate for next week. Please
be ready to bring your favorite paper on TAG semantics for
consideration. The following items are already on the table as

We should also discuss whether a general treatment of semantics and
syntax-semantics in the XTAG grammar is possible/useful or whether
only a semantics which is very application-specific is feasible.


author = "Stuart Shieber and Yves Schabes",
title = "{Synchronous Tree Adjoining Grammars}",
booktitle = "{Proceedings of the $13^{th}$ International Conference on
  Computational Linguistics (COLING'90)}",
address = "{Helsinki, Finland}", 
year = 1990}

author = "Mark Steedman",
title = "{Implications of Binding for Lexicalized Grammars}",
booktitle = "{Proc. of TAG+ 3. To appear in a book edited by Anne
Abeille and Owen Rambow}",
note = "{\tt http://www.cogsci.ed.ac.uk/\~{}steedman/papers.html}",
year = 1999}

author = "Matthew Stone and Christine Doran",
title = "{Sentence Planning as Description Using Tree-Adjoining
booktitle = "{ACL 1997}",
pages = "198--205",
note = "{\tt http://www.cs.rutgers.edu/\~{}mdstone/publist.html}",
year = 1997}

  author =       {K.  Vijay-Shanker and A. Joshi},
  title =        "{Compositional semantics with Lexicalized
Tree-adjoining Grammar: How much under-specification is necessary?}",
  booktitle =    {In Proceedings of the Third International Workshop on
Computational Semantics (IWCS-3)},
  pages =        {131-145},
  year =         1999,
  address =      {Tilburg, The Netherlands},
  month =        {January},
  note =         {{\tt

  author =       {Laura Kallmeyer and Aravind Joshi},
  title =        "{Underspecified Semantics with LTAG}",
  note =         {Draft},
  month =        {July 21},
  year =         1999

  author =       {Anne Abeill\'e},
  title =        "{Syntax or Semantics? Handling Nonlocal Dependencies
with MCTAGS or Synchronous TAGS}",
  journal =      {Computational Intelligence},
  year =         1994,
  volume =       10,
  number =       4,
  pages =        {471--485}


- Rashmi