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Distributional parent

title: distributional_parent

Edge feature.

Linguistic types correspond to syntactical entities such as sentences, clauses and phrases. The BHSA distinguishes between functional and distributional variants of them. The functional object types are sentence, clause, and phrase. They correspond to possibly discontinuous stretches of text that function as a unit. The distributional object types are sentence_atom, clause_atom, and phrase_atom. They are continuous stretches of text within their functional counterparts. So the functional objects consist of sequences of the corresponding distributional objects, and any gaps in the functional object fall neatly between their distributional atoms.

The distributional parent of a node is the embedding node in the distributional hierarchy.


More explanation needed about the distributional and functional objects hierarchies and how they hang together.

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