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Salvic Grammatical Resources

The implementation of linguistically-based grammars for natural languages draws on a combination of engineering skills, sound grammatical theory, and software development tools. The goal of this course will be to develop resource grammars for selected Slavic languages (e.g. Bulgarian, Russian, or other, depending on the linguistic background of the paticipants), based on the MATRIX Starter-Kit for rapid prototyping of LKB-compatible precision grammars within the DELPH-IN collaborative effort.

Time & Location

SS 2009: Wednesday 8:30 - 10:00, Building C71 Room U15
SS 2008: Tuesday 12:15 - 13:45, Building C72 Room 2.11

Schedule SS 2008

Session Slavic Grammatical Resources
Grammar Engineering
Course/URL Slides
Area I: linguistic aspects
Slides Exercise

Slides Exercise

Slides Slides Exercise
Area II: technological aspects

Reading Slides Reading

Area III: resource development

Slides Exercise

Slides Exercise


Conclusion, presentation of results

Bibliography & Links

Russian National Corpus including  lexico-grammatical searchsyntactic relations and more ...

Tania Avgustinova: Language Family Oriented Perspective in Multilingual Grammar Design. Linguistik International: Band 17. Peter Lang - Europäischer Verlag der Wissenschaft. 2007 (available in the library)

Emily M. Bender:
    Grammar Engineering for Linguistic Hypothesis Testing. In Proceedings of Texas Linguistic Society X. CSLI Publications, 2007
    Combining Research and Pedagogy in the Development of a Crosslinguistic Grammar Resource. In Proceedings of the GEAF07 Workshop. Stanford, 2007
    The Lexicon in the LinGO Grammar Matrix. 2004
    The Grammar Matrix: Motivations, technical details, 2008

Emily M. Bender and Dan Flickinger: Rapid Prototyping of Scalable Grammars: Towards Modularity in Extensions to a Language-Independent Core. Proceedings of IJCNLP-05 (Posters/Demos), Jeju Island, Korea, 2005

Emily M. Bender, Dan Flickinger, and Stephan Oepen: The grammar Matrix. An open-source starter-kit for the rapid development of cross-linguistically consistent broad-coverage precision grammar. In Proceedings of the Workshop on Grammar Engineering and Evaluation at the 19th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Taipei, Taiwan, 2002.

  • Berthold Crysmann: Floating Affixes in Polish. In Stefan Müller, editor(s), The Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar. 123–139. Stanford: CSLI Publications, 2006

    Scott Drellishak: The Grammar Matrix: Computational Syntax and Typology. Invited talk, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Leipzig, Germany 2006

  • Adam Przepiórkowski and Anna Kupść: HPSG for Slavicists. The Slavic and East European Language Resource Center. Glossos ( Issue 8. 1997-2007
  • DELPH-IN Consortium

    MATRIX Starter-Kit

    MRS test suite

    MATRIX visualisation (PDF by Yi Zhang)

    MATRIX customization

    Components and Resources

    Cyrillic Unicode

    HPSG for Slavic - SS03

    Slavic NLP - SS07

    Reference Grammars Network: Russian, Polish, Czech, SloveneSerb/Croat, Macedonian