Paper: An HPSG-Based Generator For German An Experiment In The Reusability Of Linguistic Resources

ACL ID C96-2127
Title An HPSG-Based Generator For German An Experiment In The Reusability Of Linguistic Resources
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1996
Authors

We describe the development of a gen- erator for (]erman built by reusing and adapting existing linguistic data and software. Reusability is crucial for the successful application of N I,P techniques to real-life problems since it helps to cut down on both development and adap- tation effort. Itowever, combining re- sources not designed to work together is not trivial. We describe the prob- lems arising when integrating three pre- existing resources (FUF, a unification- based generator, an HPS(~ (]ramrnm' for (~errnan, and X2MorF, 7~ two-level morphology (;omponent) and the adap- tat, ions necessary to come up with a wide coverage l;acticM generator for (]erlnnn.