Paper: A Formal Description Of Arabic Syntax In Definite Clause Grammar

ACL ID C90-3068
Title A Formal Description Of Arabic Syntax In Definite Clause Grammar
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1990
Authors

Arabic has some special syntax features which lead to complex syntax structures. We have developed a formal description of Arabic syntax in Definite Clause Gram- mar. This grarnrnar is characterized by its high descriptive power due to its dual for- mulation in terms of functions and in terms of grammatical categories. The de- veloped grammar has a high coverage of Arabic language and has context sensitive capabilities. It is suitable for the advanced applications of natural language process- ing.