Theoretical Linguistics

Dennis Ryan Storoshenko and Robert Frank. 2016. Parasitic Gaps and the Heterogeneity of Dependency Formation in STAG. In Proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammars and Related Frameworks, Heinrich Heine University.

Tim Hunter and Robert Frank. 2014. Eliminating Rightward Movement: Extraposition as Flexible Linearization of Adjuncts. Linguistic Inquiry 45(2):227–267.

Robert Frank. 2013. Tree Adjoining Grammar. In The Cambridge Handbook of Generative Syntax, Marcel den Dikken (editor), pp.226–261, Cambridge University Press.

Robert Frank and Dennis Ryan Storoshenko. 2012. The Shape of Elementary Trees and Scope Possibilities in STAG. In Proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammars and Related Formalisms, Université Paris 7.

Dennis Ryan Storoshenko and Robert Frank. 2012. Deriving Syntax-Semantics Mappings: Node Linking, Type Shifting and Scope Ambiguity. In Proceedings of the 11th International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammars and Related Formalisms, Université Paris 7.

Robert Frank. 2010. Lexicalized Syntax and Phonological Merge. In Supertagging: Using Complex Lexical Descriptions in Natural Language Processing, Srinivas Bangalore and Aravind K. Joshi (editors), pp. 373–405 MIT Press.

Robert Frank. 2008. Reflexives and TAG Semantics. In Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammars and Related Formalisms, University of Tübingen, Germany.

Robert Frank. 2006. Phase Theory and Tree Adjoining Grammar. Lingua 116(2):145–202.

Robert Frank. 2004. Restricting Grammatical Complexity. Cognitive Science 28(5):669–697.

Robert Frank. 2004. Phrase Structure Composition and Syntactic Dependencies. MIT Press.

Robert Frank, Young-Suk Lee and Owen Rambow. 1996. Scrambling, Reconstruction and Subject Binding. Rivista di Grammatica Generativa 21:67–106.

Mathematical Linguistics

Tim Hunter and Robert Frank. 2021. Comparing Methods of Tree-Construction Across Mildly Context-Sensitive Formalisms. In Proceedings of the Society for Computation in Linguistics.

Yiding Hao, William Merrill, Dana Angluin, Robert Frank, Noah Amsel, Andrew Benz and Simon Mendelsohn. 2018. Context-Free Transductions with Neural Stacks. In Proceedings of the 1st Blackbox NLP Workshop on Analyzing and Interpreting Neural Networks for NLP (EMNLP), Brussels.

Robert Frank and Giorgio Satta. 2011. La matematica del linguaggio. In La matematica, vol. 3: Suoni, forme, parole, Claudio Bartocci and Piergiorgio Odifreddi (editors), pp. 651–702, Einaudi.

Robert Frank, Paul Hagstrom and K. Vijay-Shanker. 2002. Roots, Constituents and C-Command. In Theoretical Approaches to Universals, Artemis Alexiadou (editor), pp. 109–137. John Benjamins.

Robert Frank and K. Vijay-Shanker. 2001. Primitive C-Command. Syntax 4(3):164–204.

Robert Frank and Fero Kuminiak. 2000. Primitive Asymmetric C-Command Derives X̅-Theory. In Proceedings of the 30th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistics Society, volume 1, M. Hirotani, A. Coetzee, N. Hall, J-Y. Kim (editors), pp. 203–217. GLSA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Robert Frank and Giorgio Satta. 1998. Optimality Theory and the Generative Complexity of Constraint Violability. Computational Linguistics 24(2):307–315.

Language Acquisition and Processing

Karl Mulligan, Robert Frank and Tal Linzen. 2021. Structure Here, Bias There: Hierarchical Generalization by Jointly Learning Syntactic Transformations. In Proceedings of the Society for Computation in Linguistics.

Robert Frank and Jackson Petty. 2020. Sequence-to-Sequence Networks Learn the Meaning of Reflexive Anaphora. In Proceedings of the Third Workshop on Computational Models of Reference, Anaphora and Coreference (CRAC 2020).

Yiding Hao, Simon Mendelsohn, Rachel Sterneck, Randi Martinez, and Robert Frank. 2020. Probabilistic Predictions of People Perusing: Evaluating Metrics of Language Model Performance for Psycholinguistic Modeling. In Proceedings of the Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics (CMCL) Workshop (EMNLP).

R. Thomas McCoy , Robert Frank and Tal Linzen. 2020. Does syntax need to grow on trees? Sources of hierarchical inductive bias in sequence-to-sequence networks. In Transactions of the Association for Computational Linguistics.

R. Thomas McCoy , Robert Frank and Tal Linzen. 2018. Revisiting the poverty of the stimulus: hierarchical generalization without a hierarchical bias in recurrent neural networks. In Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Madison, WI.

Robert Frank, Donald Mathis and William Badecker. 2013. The Acquisition of Anaphora by Simple Recurrent Networks. Language Acquisition 20(3):181–227.

Christo Kirov and Robert Frank. 2012. Processing of Nested and Cross-Serial Dependencies: an Automaton Perspective on SRN Behaviour. Connection Science 24(1):1-24.

Robert Frank and Donald Mathis. 2007. Transformational Networks. In Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Psychocomputational Models of Human Language Acquisition, Cognitive Science Society, Nashville.

Robert Frank and K. Vijay-Shanker. 2000. Lowering Across Languages. In Crosslinguistic Perspectives on Language Processing, Marica De Vincenzi and Vincenzo Lombardo (editors), pp. 63–87. Kluwer.

Robert Frank. 2000. From Regular to Context-Free to Mildly Context-Sensitive Tree Rewriting Systems: The Path of Child Language Acquisition. In Tree Adjoining Grammars: Formalisms, Linguistic Analysis and Processing, Anne Abeillé and Owen Rambow (editors), pp. 101–120. CSLI Publications.

Robert Frank. 1998. Structural Complexity and the Time Course of Grammatical Development. Cognition 66(3):249–301.

Natural Language Processing

Aarohi Srivastava, Robert Frank, Sarah Widder and David Chartash. The Role of Linguistic Features in Domain Adaptation: TAG Parsing of Questions. In Proceedings of the 2020 Meeting of the Society for Computation in Linguistics, New Orleans.

William Merrill, Lenny Khazan, Noah Amsel, Yiding Hao, Simon Mendelsohn and Robert Frank. 2019. Finding Syntactic Representations in Neural Stacks. In Proceedings of the 2nd Blackbox NLP Workshop on Analyzing and Interpreting Neural Networks for NLP (ACL), Firenze.

Yongjie Lin, Yi Chern Tan and Robert Frank. 2019. Open Sesame: Getting Inside BERT’s Linguistic Knowledge. In Proceedings of the 2nd Blackbox NLP Workshop on Analyzing and Interpreting Neural Networks for NLP (ACL), Firenze.

William Merrill, Gigi Felice Stark and Robert Frank. 2019. Detecting Syntactic Change Using a Neural Part-of-Speech Tagger. In Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Computational Approaches to Historical Language Change (ACL), Firenze.

Jungo Kasai, Daniel Friedman, Robert Frank, Dragomir Radev and Owen Rambow. 2019. Syntax-aware Neural Semantic Role Labeling with Supertags. In Proceedings of the Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT), Minneapolis.

Jungo Kasai and Robert Frank. 2019. Jabberwocky Parsing: Dependency Parsing with Lexical Noise. In Proceedings of the 2019 Meeting of the Society for Computation in Linguistics, New York.

Jungo Kasai, Robert Frank, Pauli Xu, William Merrill and Owen Rambow. 2018. End-to-end Graph-based TAG Parsing with Neural Networks. In Proceedings of the 2018 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, New Orleans.

R. Thomas McCoy and Robert Frank. 2018. Phonologically Informed Edit Distance Algorithms for Word Alignment with Low-Resource Languages. In Proceedings of the Society for Computation in Linguistics, Volume 1, Article 12.

Jungo Kasai, Robert Frank, R. Thomas McCoy, Owen Rambow and Alexis Nasr. 2017. TAG Parsing with Neural Networks and Vector Representations of Supertags. In Proceedings of the 2017 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP), Copenhagen.

Dan Friedman, Jungo Kasai, R. Thomas McCoy, Robert Frank, Forrest Davis and Owen Rambow. 2017. Linguistically Rich Representations of Supertags for TAG Parsing. In Proceedings of the 13th International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammars and Related Frameworks, Umeå University.

Pauli Xu, Robert Frank, Jungo Kasai and Owen Rambow. 2017. TAG Parser Evaluation using Textual Entailments. In Proceedings of the 13th International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammars and Related Frameworks, Umeå University.