Paper: A Rich Environment For Experimentation With Unification Grammars

ACL ID E89-1025
Title A Rich Environment For Experimentation With Unification Grammars
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1989
Authors

This paper describes some of the features of a sophisti- cated language and environment designed for experimentation with unification-oriented linguistic descriptions. The system, which is called ud, has to date been used success- fully as a development and prototyping tool in a research project on the application of situation schemata to the representation of real text, and in extensive experimenta- tion in machine translation. While the ud language bears close resemblances to all the well-known unification grammar formalisms, it offers a wider range of features than any single alternative, plus powerful facilities for nota- tional abstraction which allow users to simulate different theoretical approaches in a natural way. After a brief discussion of the motivation for implement- ing yet ...