Jäger, Gerhard

Email Address
Research Projects
Organizational Units
Research Interests

Search Results

Now showing 1 - 2 of 2
  • Publication
    On the generative capacity of multi-modal Categorial Grammars
    (1998-09-01) Jäger, Gerhard
    In Moortgat 1996 the Lambek Calculus L (Lambek 1958) is extended by a pair of residuation modalities ◊ and □↓. Categorial Grammars based on the resulting logic L◊ are attractive for linguistic purposes since they offer a compromise between the strict constituent structures imposed by context free grammars and related formalisms on the one hand, and the complete absence of hierarchical information in Lambek grammars on the other hand. The paper contains some results on the generative capcity of Categorial Grammars based on L◊. First it is shown that adding residuation modalities does not extend the weak generative capacity. This is proved by extending the proof for the context freeness of L-grammars from Pentus 1993 to L◊. Second the strong generative capacity of L◊-grammars is compared to context free grammars. The results are mainly negative. The set of tree languages generated by L◊-grammars neither contains nor is contained in the class of context free tree languages.
  • Publication
    On Relational Completeness of Multi-Modal Categories Logics
    (1998-09-01) Jäger, Gerhard
    Several recent results show that the Lambek Calculus L and its close relative L1 is sound and complete under (possibly relativized) relational interpretation. The paper transfers these results to L◊, the multi-modal extension of the Lambek Calculus that was proposed in Moortgat 1996. Two natural relational interpretations of L◊ are proposed and shown to be sound and complete. The completeness proofs make heavy use of the method of relational labeling from Kurtonina 1995. Finally, it is demonstrated that relational interpretation provides a semantic justification for the translation from L◊ to L from Versmissen 1996.