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Functional Unification Grammar

Aliases: FUG

Keywords: DAG, directed acyclic graph, functional structure, generation, natural language generation, parsing, surface structure

Categories: Natural Language

Author(s): Henry Thompson

Functional grammar is a declarative expression of the relation between surface structure and functional structure in a natural language equally suitable for use in parsing and generation. The functional structure (or Feature Structure) is a directed acyclic graph of features and their values indicating the functional roles played by sentence constituents, e.g., subject, modifier...Functional grammar has been adopted by a number of language generation systems.



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