Unificatie Grammatica

Grammar engineering in HPSG

Paola Monachesi

Address: Uil-OTS, Trans 10, Room 2.18
E-mail: Paola.Monachesi@let.uu.nl

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Course Description

This course provides an introduction to the techniques and tools that are necessary for the implementation of precise and extensible grammars which are required both in research and in industrial applications .

The course will combine background lectures and a practicum where the students will have the opportunity to formalize linguistic knowledge working within the unification based, lexicalist framework of Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar (Pollard and Sag 1987, 1994).

The implementation of grammar fragments will be conducted within the processing system ConTroll , which has been developed at the University of Tuebingen for the formalization of constraint-based grammars.

Topics which will be addressed include: the use of types and features to encode linguistic information, the principles that govern the distribution of features, the lexicon and how to encode lexical generalizations (i.e. implicational constraints vs. lexical rules).

Course Program



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