Paper: ParGramBank: The ParGram Parallel Treebank

ACL ID P13-1054
Title ParGramBank: The ParGram Parallel Treebank
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2013

This paper discusses the construction of a parallel treebank currently involving ten languages from six language families. The treebank is based on deep LFG (Lexical- Functional Grammar) grammars that were developed within the framework of the ParGram (Parallel Grammar) effort. The grammars produce output that is maxi- mally parallelized across languages and language families. This output forms the basis of a parallel treebank covering a diverse set of phenomena. The treebank is publicly available via the INESS tree- banking environment, which also allows for the alignment of language pairs. We thus present a unique, multilayered paral- lel treebank that represents more and dif- ferent types of languages than are avail- able in other treebanks, that represents deep linguistic knowledge and...