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Computational Linguistics

Paola Merlo, Editor
September 2000, Vol. 26, No. 3, Pages 319-338
(doi: 10.1162/089120100561728)
© 2000 Association for Computational Linguistics
Incremental Processing and Acceptability
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Abstract

We describe a left-to-right incremental procedure for the processing of Lambek categorial grammar by proof net construction. A simple metric of complexity, the profile in time of the number of unresolved valencies, correctly predicts a wide variety of performance phenomena including garden pathing, the unacceptability of center embedding, preference for lower attachment, left-to-right quantifier scope preference, and heavy noun phrase shift.