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dc.contributor.authorWijnholds, Gen_US
dc.contributor.authorSadrzadeh, Men_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-19T13:45:16Z
dc.date.submitted2018-12-07T13:36:44.863Z
dc.identifier.urihttps://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/53926
dc.descriptionIn Proceedings CAPNS 2018, arXiv:1811.02701en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper compares classical copying and quantum entanglement in natural language by considering the case of verb phrase (VP) ellipsis. VP ellipsis is a non-linear linguistic phenomenon that requires the reuse of resources, making it the ideal test case for a comparative study of different copying behaviours in compositional models of natural language. Following the line of research in compositional distributional semantics set out by (Coecke et al., 2010) we develop an extension of the Lambek calculus which admits a controlled form of contraction to deal with the copying of linguistic resources. We then develop two different compositional models of distributional meaning for this calculus. In the first model, we follow the categorical approach of (Coecke et al., 2013) in which a functorial passage sends the proofs of the grammar to linear maps on vector spaces and we use Frobenius algebras to allow for copying. In the second case, we follow the more traditional approach that one finds in categorial grammars, whereby an intermediate step interprets proofs as non-linear lambda terms, using multiple variable occurrences that model classical copying. As a case study, we apply the models to derive different readings of ambiguous elliptical phrases and compare the analyses that each model provides.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEPTCS 283, 2018, pp. 103-119en_US
dc.subjectcs.CLen_US
dc.subjectcs.CLen_US
dc.subjectcs.AIen_US
dc.subjectcs.LOen_US
dc.titleClassical Copying versus Quantum Entanglement in Natural Language: The Case of VP-ellipsisen_US
dc.typeArticle
dc.rights.holder© The Author(s) 2018
dc.identifier.doi10.4204/EPTCS.283.8en_US
pubs.author-urlhttp://arxiv.org/abs/1811.03276v1en_US
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pubs.publisher-urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.4204/EPTCS.283.8en_US
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