Paper: Rapid Prototyping of Scalable Grammars: Towards Modularity in Extensions to a Language-Independent Core

ACL ID I05-2035
Title Rapid Prototyping of Scalable Grammars: Towards Modularity in Extensions to a Language-Independent Core
Venue International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing
Session poster-demo-tutorial
Year 2005
Authors

We present a new way to simplify the construction of precise broad-coverage grammars, employing typologically- motivated, customizable extensions to a language-independent core grammar. Each ‘module’ represents a salient di- mension of cross-linguistic variation, and presents the grammar developer with simple choices that result in auto- matically generated language-specific software. We illustrate the approach for several phenomena and explore the in- terdependence of the modules.