Éric Laporte

Éric Laporte

List of John Benjamins publications for which Éric Laporte plays a role.



Lexique, Syntaxe et Lexique-Grammaire / Syntax, Lexis & Lexicon-Grammar: Papers in honour of Maurice Gross

Edited by Christian Leclère, Éric Laporte, Mireille Piot and Max Silberztein

[Lingvisticæ Investigationes Supplementa, 24]2004.  xxii, 659 pp.
Subjects Lexicography | Natural language processing | Semantics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics

Grammaires et Lexiques Comparés: Actes du Colloque

Edited by Mirella Conenna and Éric Laporte

[Lingvisticæ Investigationes, 26:1]2003.  vi, 174 pp.
Subjects Generative linguistics | Theoretical linguistics


Sous la direction de Éric Laporte

[Lingvisticæ Investigationes, 24:1]2001.  iv, 146 pp.
Subjects Natural language processing | Semantics | Syntax


How useful can be decision trees for the construction, update and use of taxonomies of verbs? They are supposed to make the definition of classes more accurate. They are still little used in practice: devising and handling them involves formal logic and Boolean reasoning, which do not belong to a… read more | Article
Laporte, Éric, Elisabete Ranchhod and Anastasia Yannacopoulou. 2008. Syntactic variation of support verb constructions. 25th Lexis and Grammar Conference, Mirto, Ignazio Mauro (ed.), pp. 173–185
Laporte, Éric. 2004. Restructuration and the subject of adjectives. Lexique, Syntaxe et Lexique-Grammaire / Syntax, Lexis & Lexicon-Grammar: Papers in honour of Maurice Gross, Leclère, Christian, Éric Laporte, Mireille Piot and Max Silberztein (eds.), pp. 373–388
The distribution of the subject of adjectives in French is particularly difficult to represent in a lexicon-grammar, because of the numerous restructurations of the subject. In addition, the description of subject distribution is connected with the separation of senses and the description of the… read more | Article
Laporte, Éric. 2001. Reduction of lexical ambiguity. Ambiguity, Laporte, Éric (dir.), pp. 67–103
Summary We examine various issues faced during the elaboration of lexical disambiguators, e.g. issues related with linguistic analyses underlying disambiguators, and we exemplify these issues with grammatical constraints. We also examine computational problems and show how they are connected with… read more | Article
Laporte, Éric and Anne Monceaux. 1999. Elimination of lexical ambiguities by grammars. Analyse Lexicale et Syntaxique: Le système INTEX, Fairon, Cédrick (ed.), pp. 341–367
We present a new, intex-compatible formalism for the description of distributional constraints, ‘elag’ (Elimination of Lexical Ambiguities by Grammars). The constraints may be checked against text, and the lexical ambiguity of the text may thus be partly resolved. We describe and exemplify the main… read more | Article