Paper: A Query Tool For Syntactically Frame Acquisition

ACL ID W00-1324
Title A Query Tool For Syntactically Frame Acquisition
Venue 2000 Joint SIGDAT Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and Very Large Corpora
Session Main Conference
Year 2000

This paper presents a query tool for syntacti- caUy ~.nnotated corpora. The query tool is de- veloped to search the Verbmobil treebanks an- notated at the University of Tfibingen. How- ever, in principle it also can be adapted to other corpora such as the Negra Corpus, the Penn Treebank or the French treebank devel- oped in Paris. The tool uses a query language that allows to search for tokens, syntactic cat- egories, grammatical functions and binary re- lations of (immediate) dominance and linear precedence between nodes. The overall idea is to extract in an initializing phase the rele- vant information from the corpus and store it in a relational database. An incoming query is then translated into a corresponding SQL query that is evaluated on the database.