Paper: Multilingual Grammar Resources in Multilingual Application Development

ACL ID W08-1704
Title Multilingual Grammar Resources in Multilingual Application Development
Venue Coling 2008: Proceedings of the workshop on Grammar Engineering Across Frameworks
Session
Year 2008
Authors

Grammar development makes up a large part of the multilingual rule-based appli- cation development cycle. One way to decrease the required grammar develop- ment efforts is to base the systems on multilingual grammar resources. This pa- per presents a detailed description of a parametrization mechanism used for build- ing multilingual grammar rules. We show how these rules, which had originally been designed and developed for typologically different languages (English, Japanese and Finnish) are applied to a new language (Greek). The developed shared grammar system has been implemented for a do- main specific speech-to-speech translation application. A majority of these rules (54%) are shared amongst the four lan- guages, 75% of the rules are shared for at least two languages. The main benef...