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Implementing the Syntax of Japanese Numeral Classifiers.

Emily M. Bender; Melanie Siegel
In: Proceedings of IJCNLP 04. International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP), 2004.


While the sortal constraints associated with Japanese numeral classifiers are wellstudied, less attention has been paid to the details of their syntax. We describe an analysis implemented within a broadcoverage HPSG that handles an intricate set of numeral classifier construction types and compositionally relates each to an appropriate semantic representation, using Minimal Recursion Semantics.