Fluid Construction Grammar: The New Kid on the Block

TitleFluid Construction Grammar: The New Kid on the Block
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2012
Authorsvan Trijp, R, Steels, L, Beuls, K, Wellens, P
Conference NameProceedings of the 13th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
PublisherACL
Conference LocationAvignon
Abstract

Cognitive linguistics has reached a stage of maturity where many researchers are looking for an explicit formal grounding of their work. Unfortunately, most current models of deep language processing incorporate assumptions from generative grammar that are at odds with the cognitive movement in linguistics. This demonstration shows how Fluid Construction Grammar (FCG), a fully operational and bidirectional unification-based grammar formalism, caters for this increasing demand. FCG features many of the tools that were pioneered in computational linguistics in the 70s-90s, but combines them in an innovative way. This demonstration highlights the main differences between FCG and related formalisms.