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Syntactic Generation

In syntactic generation, the interlingua representation is converted by transformational rules into an ordered surface-structure tree, with appropriate labeling of the leaves with target language grammatical functions and features. The basic task of syntactic generation is to order constituents in the correct sequence for the target language. However, the aim of this work is only the translation of pronominal anaphora into the target language, so we have only focused on the discrepancies between the Spanish and English languages in the translation of the pronoun.

In syntactic generation, Spanish elliptical zero-subject constructions were studied. This phenomenon was conveniently treated and solved in the analysis module. Therefore, all the necessary information to translate these constructions has been stored in the interlingua representation.

Jesus Peral 2002-12-13