Paper: Lean Formalisms Linguistic Theory And Applications: Grammar Development In ALEP

ACL ID C96-1049
Title Lean Formalisms Linguistic Theory And Applications: Grammar Development In ALEP
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1996
Authors

This paper describes results achieved in a project which addresses the issue of how the gap between unification-based grammars as a scientific concept and real world applications can be narrowed down 1. Application-oriented grammar development has to take into ac- count the following parameters: Efficiency: The project chose a so called 'lean' formal ism, a term-encodable language providing effi- cient term unification, ALEP. Coverage: The project adopted a corpus-based approach. Completeness: All modules needed from text handling to semantics must be there. The paper reports on a text handling compo- nent, Two Level morphology, word structure, phrase structure, semantics and the interfaces between these components. Mainstream ap- proach: The approach claims to be main- stream, very much i...