Cross-serial dependencies

Your regular reminder that natural language isn't context-free.

Cross-serial dependencies is a Mastodon bot created by Serin Delaunay.

This bot posts Swiss German sentences with English translations. The sentences are based on a formal language described in Shieber (1985)* which show sthat the context-free class of formal languages are not sufficient to describe the syntax of all natural languages.

*Shieber, S. M. (1985). Evidence against the context-freeness of natural language. In Philosophy, Language, and Artificial Intelligence (pp. 79-89). Springer, Dordrecht.

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