Prague Stringology Conference 2019

František Mráz, Friedrich Otto, Dana Pardubská and Martin Plátek

Lexicalized Syntactic Analysis by Restarting Automata

We study h-lexicalized two-way restarting automata that can rewrite at most i times per cycle for some i ≥ 1 (hRLWW(i)-automata). This model is considered useful for the study of lexical (syntactic) disambiguation, which is a concept from linguistics. It is based on certain reduction patterns. We study lexical disambiguation through the formal notion of h-lexicalized syntactic analysis (hLSA). The hLSA is composed of a basic language and the corresponding h-proper language, which is obtained from the basic language by mapping all basic symbols to input symbols. We stress the sensitivity of hLSA by hRLWW(i)-automata to the size of their windows, the number of possible rewrites per cycle, and the degree of (non-)monotonicity. We introduce the concepts of contextually transparent languages (CTL) and contextually transparent lexicalized analyses based on very special reduction patterns, and we present two-dimensional hierarchies of their subclasses based on the size of windows and on the degree of synchronization. The bottoms of these hierarchies correspond to the context-free languages. CTL creates a proper subclass of context-sensitive languages with syntactically natural properties.

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