System development and maintenance continue in the DFKI Language
Technology Lab where PAGE is actively used in several
application-oriented research projects and integrated with various
demonstrators and prototype applications.
Future developments of the PAGE core engine are expected to address
the following issues:
- User Interfaces
The current ASCII-based command shell plus the
graphical feature editor and chart display already provide the
grammar writer with a flexible and powerful development and
However, the PAGE user interface yet lacks robustness,
built-in help and a homogenious look & feel for the graphical
- Processing Efficiency
Though the overall system performance is sufficient for
comfortable grammar development, the PAGE processing
efficiency needs substantial improvement for time-critical or
even interactive applications.
Performance modelling building on compilation, learning, and
control strategy approaches are all pursued in the DFKI
computational linguistics laboratory and shall become available
in integration with PAGE in the near future.
Besides completing the user-level and reference documentation
on the individual components in PAGE , more detailed
instructions on installing and operating the system and a
tutorial on grammar engineering in PAGE are required.
first created: 25-jan-96;
last modified: 9-apr-97;