Pregroup grammars and Chomsky's earliest examples

Abstract
Pregroups are partially ordered monoids in which each element has two “adjoints”. Pregroup grammars provide a computational approach to natural languages by assigning to each word in the mental dictionary a type, namely an element of the pregroup freely generated by a partially ordered set of basic types. In this expository article, the attempt is made to introduce linguists to a pregroup grammar of English by looking at Chomsky’s earliest examples.
Keywords Computational linguistics  Categorial grammars  Pregroup grammars
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DOI 10.1007/s10849-007-9053-2
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