Paper: Learning Grammar Specifications from IGT: A Case Study of Chintang

ACL ID W14-2206
Title Learning Grammar Specifications from IGT: A Case Study of Chintang
Venue Workshop on the Use of Computational Methods in the Study of Endangered Languages
Session
Year 2014
Authors

We present a case study of the methodol- ogy of using information extracted from interlinear glossed text (IGT) to create of actual working HPSG grammar fragments using the Grammar Matrix focusing on one language: Chintang. Though the re- sults are barely measurable in terms of coverage over running text, they nonethe- less provide a proof of concept. Our expe- rience report reflects on the ways in which this task is non-trivial and on mismatches between the assumptions of the methodol- ogy and the realities of IGT as produced in a large-scale field project.