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  • Structural ambiguity in Montague Grammar and categorial grammar 

    Morrill, Glyn (2015-01)
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    We give a type logical categorial grammar for the syntax and semantics of Montague's seminal fragment, which includes ambiguities of quantification and intensionality and their interactions, and we present the analyses ...
  • Absolute-type shaft encoding using LFSR sequences with a prescribed length 

    Fuertes Armengol, José Mª; Balle Pigem, Borja de; Ventura Capell, Enric (2008-03-31)
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    Maximal-length binary sequences have existed for a long time. They have many interesting properties, and one of them is that, when taken in blocks of n consecutive positions, they form 2n - 1 different codes in a closed ...
  • A multi-scale smoothing kernel for measuring time-series similarity 

    Troncoso, Alicia; Arias Vicente, Marta; Riquelme Santos, José Cristóbal (2015-11-01)
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    In this paper a kernel for time-series data is introduced so that it can be used for any data mining task that relies on a similarity or distance metric. The main idea of our kernel is that it should recognize as highly ...
  • Zipf's law for word frequencies: Word forms versus lemmas in long texts 

    Corral, Alvaro; Boleda Torrent, Gemma; Ferrer Cancho, Ramon (2015-07-09)
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    Zipf's law is a fundamental paradigm in the statistics of written and spoken natural language as well as in other communication systems. We raise the question of the elementary units for which Zipf's law should hold in the ...
  • Displacement logic for anaphora 

    Morrill, Glyn; Valentín Fernández Gallart, José Oriol (2014-03)
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    The displacement calculus of Morrill, Valentín and Fadda (2011) [25] aspires to replace the calculus of Lambek (1958) [13] as the foundation of categorial grammar by accommodating intercalation as well as concatenation ...
  • The placement of the head that minimizes online memory: a complex systems approach 

    Ferrer Cancho, Ramon (2015-03-02)
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    It is well known that the length of a syntactic dependency determines its online memory cost. Thus, the problem of the placement of a head and its dependents (complements or modifiers) that minimizes online memory is ...
  • Reply to the commentary "Be careful when assuming the obvious", by P. Alday 

    Ferrer Cancho, Ramon (2015-03-02)
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    Here we respond to some comments by Alday concerning headedness in linguistic theory and the validity of the assumptions of a mathematical model for word order. For brevity, we focus only on two assumptions: the unit of ...
  • The risks of mixing dependency lengths from sequences of different length 

    Ferrer Cancho, Ramon; Liu, Haitao (2014-11-07)
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    Mixing dependency lengths from sequences of different length is a common practice in language research. However, the empirical distribution of dependency lengths of sentences of the same length differs from that of sentences ...
  • Beyond description: Comment on “Approaching human language with complex networks” by Cong and Liu 

    Ferrer Cancho, Ramon (2014-12-01)
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  • A categorial type logic 

    Morrill, Glyn (2014)
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    In logical categorial grammar [23,11] syntactic structures are categorial proofs and semantic structures are intuitionistic proofs, and the syntax-semantics interface comprises a homomorphism from syntactic proofs to ...

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