Paper: A Generative Grammar Approach For The Morphologic And Morphosyntactic Analysis Of Italian

ACL ID E87-1006
Title A Generative Grammar Approach For The Morphologic And Morphosyntactic Analysis Of Italian
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1987
Authors

A morphologic and morphosyntactic analyzer for the Italian language has been implemented in VM/Prolog 131 at the IBM Romc Scientific Center as part of a project on text understanding. Aim of this project is the development of a prototype which analyzes short narrative texts (press agency news) and gives a formal representation of their "meaning" as a set of first order logic expressions. Question answering features are also provided. The morphologic analyzer processes every word by means of a context free grammar, in order to obtain its morphologic and syntactic characteristics. It also performs a morphosyntactic analysis to recognize fixed and variable sequences of words such as idioms, date cxpressi~ns, compound tenses of verbs and comparative and superlative form~ of adjectives. The lex...