Technical Reports (CIS)

Document Type

Technical Report

Date of this Version

March 1991


University of Pennsylvania Department of Computer and Information Science, Technical Report No. MS-CIS-91-22.


In this paper, we will describe a tree generating system called tree-adjoining grammar(TAG)and state some of the recent results about TAGs. The work on TAGS is motivated by linguistic considerations. However, a number of formal results have been established for TAGs, which we believe, would be of interest to researchers in tree grammars and tree automata. After giving a short introduction to TAG, we briefly state these results concerning both the properties of the string sets and tree sets (Section 2). We will also describe the notion of lexicalization of grammars (Section 3) and investigate the relationship of lexicalization to context-free grammars (CFGs) and TAGS (Section 4).



Date Posted: 15 August 2007