Grammar Customization

Emily Bender, Scott Drellishak, Antske Fokkens, Laurie Poulson, Safiyyah Saleem

In: Research on Language and Computation (RoLC) 8 1 Pages 23-72 Springer 2010.


This paper presents the LinGO Grammar Matrix grammar customization system, a web-based service which elicits typological descriptions of languages and outputs customized grammar fragments which are ready for sustained development into broad-coverage grammars. We describe the infrastructure we have developed to support grammar customization as well as the current set of linguistic phenomena addressed, reflect on what we have learned about a methodology for this style of multilingual grammar engineering, and evaluate the typological breadth of the system by using it to create grammars for seven languages from seven different language families.

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz