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DiTo - Ein Diagnostik-Werkzeug für die syntaktische Analyse

Judith Klein; Ludwig Dickmann; Abdel Kader Diagne; John Nerbonne; Klaus Netter
In: Günther Görz (Hrsg.). Proceedings of the 1. Konferenz Verarbeitung natürlicher Sprache. Konferenz zur Verarbeitung natürlicher Sprache (KONVENS-92), October 7-9, Nürnberg, Germany, Pages 380-384, Informatik Aktuell, Springer Verlag, 1992.


In this paper we present a testing tool for the diagnosis of errors in NLP Systems. We discuss briefly the relevance of testing tools for NLP Systems and advocate the idea of modular testing tools. liere we present an approach for the syntax component of NLP Systems. Our diagnostic tool for German syntax is an effort to construct a catalogue of syntactic data exemplifying the major syntactic patterns of German that Supports the diagnosis of errors. Up to now, the catalogue contains the areas verbal government, coordination and - although not yet completed - fixed verbal structures.We cooperate with other groups2 that work on further syntactic phenomena according to the ideas of DiTo. To allow systematic testing of specific areas of syntax the data are organised into a relational database.