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
Authors

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.