Dependency to Lambda-calculus Conversion Rules
The files in this repository contain rules for conversion of syntactic dependency trees (in the "Stanford dependencies style") to lambda-calculus logical forms representing the semantics of a sentence or question.
These rules are described in more detail in the paper:
Siva Reddy, Oscar Täckström, Michael Collins, Tom Kwiatkowski, Dipanjan Das, Mark Steedman, Mirella Lapata (2016). Transforming Dependency Structures to Logical Forms for Semantic Parsing. Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics, vol 4.
Note that this repository does not include any software required to apply these rules.
The rules consists of the following files:
Protocol buffer format in which the rules are specified.
Transformation rules that modify the dependency-tree (e.g., by adding BIND operations) and relabeling dependencies to simplify lambda expression assignment.
Lambda-calculus assignment rules, which assign lambda-calculus expressions to each leaf node in the s-expressions.