Paper: ProFIT: Prolog With Features Inheritance And Templates

ACL ID E95-1025
Title ProFIT: Prolog With Features Inheritance And Templates
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1995
Authors

ProFIT is an extension of Standard Pro- log with Features, Inheritance and Tem- plates. ProFIT Mlows the programmer or grammar developer to declare an in- heritance hierarchy, features and tem- plates. Sorted feature terms can be used in ProFIT programs together with Pro- log terms to provide a clearer descrip- tion language for linguistic structures. ProFIT compiles all sorted feature terms into a Prolog term representation, so that the built-in Prolog term unification can be used for the unification of sorted feature structures, and no special uni- fication algorithm is needed. ProFIT programs are compiled into Prolog pro- grams, so that no meta-interpreter is needed for their execution. ProFIT thus provides a direct step from grammars de- veloped with sorted feature terms to Pro- log pr...