ELLEIPO: A module that computes coordinative ellipsis for language generators that don't
Harbusch, K., & Kempen, G.
ELLEIPO: A module that computes coordinative ellipsis for language generators that don't. In Proceedings of the 11th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL-2006)
Many current sentence generators lack the ability to compute elliptical versions of coordinated clauses in accordance with the rules for Gapping, Forward and Backward Conjunction Reduction, and SGF (Subject Gap in clauses with Finite/
Fronted verb). We describe a module (implemented in JAVA, with German and Dutch as target languages) that takes
non-elliptical coordinated clauses as input and returns all reduced versions licensed by coordinative ellipsis. It is
loosely based on a new psycholinguistic theory of coordinative ellipsis proposed by Kempen. In this theory, coordinative ellipsis is not supposed to result from the
application of declarative grammar rules for clause formation but from a procedural component that interacts with the sentence generator and may block the overt expression of certain constituents.