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Implementing the Syntax of Japanese Numeral Classifiers

Emily M. Bender; Melanie Siegel
In: Natural Language Processing - IJCNLP 2004. International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (IJCNLP-2004), Pages 626-635, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI), Vol. 3248, Springer, 2005.


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