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The ParGram Project in Stuttgart

Participating Institutions

Palo Alto Research Center (California, USA)
IMS Stuttgart (Germany)
University of Bergen (Norway)
Fuji Xerox (Tokyo, Japan)
University of Constance (Germany)

 

The Stuttgart Project Site

Project leader: Christian Rohrer
Project staff: Martin Forst
Former project members: Norbert Bröker, Miriam Butt, Stefanie Dipper, Christian Fortmann, Jonas Kuhn

The major goals of the project are the analysis and encoding of important and most generally occurring syntactic structures in German, and the development of parallel analyses for crosslinguistic phenomena (e.g., binding, control, modification). The parallel nature of the analyses is ensured through the concurrent development of German, English, Norvegian, and Japanese LFG-Grammars (cf. the LFG websites in Essex and Stanford). The project sites coordinate not only linguistic analysis among each other, but also the employment of means of abstraction (the feature system, templates, macros).

An achievement of broad coverage and at the same time efficient processing is a further goal, so experiences in the encoding of large grammars are also being gathered and methods of Grammar Engineering are developed and applied.

Possible practical uses for the project can be found in the areas of machine translation, computer aided teaching, and the implementation of grammar checkers.


Staff

Project leader: Christian Rohrer
Project staff: Martin Forst
Former project members: Norbert Bröker, Miriam Butt, Stefanie Dipper, Christian Fortmann, Jonas Kuhn

Publications

 

Publications

To Appear

  • King, Tracy Holloway; Dipper, Stefanie; Frank, Annette; Kuhn, Jonas and Maxwell, John (To Appear) Ambiguity management in grammar writing in Erhard Hinrichs; Detmar Meurers and Shuly Wintner, editors, Linguistic Theory and Grammar Implementation. Journal of Language and Computation. (Revised and extended version of King et al. (2000))    Postscript - PDF

2003

  • Dipper, Stefanie (2003) Implementing and Documenting Large-Scale Grammars --- German LFG. Ph.D. thesis IMS, University of Stuttgart. Arbeitspapiere des Instituts für Maschinelle Sprachverarbeitung (AIMS), Vol. 9(1).    Postscript - reduced Postscript (2 pages on 1) - PDF - reduced PDF (2 pages on 1)

2002

  • Butt, Miriam; Dyvik, Helge; King, Tracy Holloway; Masuichi, Hiroshi, and Christian Rohrer (2002) The Parallel Grammar Project Proceedings of COLING-2002 Workshop on Grammar Engineering and Evaluation, Taipei, Taiwan.   Postscript - PDF
  • Zinsmeister, Heike; Jonas Kuhn, and Stefanie Dipper (2002) Utilizing LFG Parses for Treebank Annotation LFG02 Conference, Athens, Greece.   Postscript - PDF

2001

  • Zinsmeister, Heike; Kuhn, Jonas; Schrader, Bettina and Dipper, Stefanie (2001) TIGER Transfer -- From LFG Structures to the TIGER Treebank Technical report IMS, University of Stuttgart.   Postscript - PDF

2000

  • Dipper, Stefanie (2000) Grammar-based Corpus Annotation in Anne Abeillé; Thorsten Brants and Hans Uszkoreit, editors, Proceedings of the Workshop on Linguistically Interpreted Corpora LINC-2000 , Luxembourg pp. 56-64.   Postscript - PDF
  • King, Tracy Holloway; Dipper, Stefanie; Frank, Annette; Kuhn, Jonas and Maxwell, John (2000) Ambiguity management in grammar writing in Erhard Hinrichs; Detmar Meurers and Shuly Wintner, editors, Proceedings of the Workshop on Linguistic Theory and Grammar Implementation, ESSLLI-2000, Birmingham, UK pp. 5-19.   Postscript - PDF
  • Kuhn, Jonas (2000) Faithfulness violations and bidirectional optimization in M. Butt and T. H. King, editors, Proceedings of the LFG 2000 Conference, Berkeley, CA CSLI Proceedings Online http://www-csli.stanford.edu/publications/.   Postscript - PDF
  • Kuhn, Jonas (2000) Generation and Parsing in Optimality Theoretic Syntax -- Issues in the Formalization of OT-LFG ms., IMS, University of Stuttgart, to appear in Peter Sells (ed.), Formal and Empirical Issues in Optimality-theoretic Syntax, Stanford: CSLI Publications.   Postscript - PDF
  • Kuhn, Jonas (2000) Processing Optimality-theoretic Syntax by Interleaved Chart Parsing and Generation in Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL-2000) pp. 360-367 Hongkong.   Postscript - PDF
  • Kuhn, Jonas (2000) Resource Sensitivity in the Syntax-Semantics Interface and the German Split NP Construction ms., IMS, University of Stuttgart, to appear in Tibor Kiss and Detmar Meurers (ed.), Constraint-Based Approaches to Germanic Syntax, Stanford: CSLI Publications.   Postscript - PDF
  • Lezius, Wolfgang; Dipper, Stefanie and Fitschen, Arne (2000) IMSLex -- Representing Morphological and Syntactical Information in a Relational Database in Ulrich Heid; Stefan Evert; Egbert Lehmann and Christian Rohrer, editors, Proceedings of the 9th EURALEX International Congress, Stuttgart, Germany pp. 133-139.   Postscript - PDF
  • Riezler, Stefan; Prescher, Detlef; Kuhn, Jonas and Johnson, Mark (2000) Lexicalized Stochastic Modeling of Constraint-Based Grammars using Log-Linear Measures and EM Training in Proceedings of the 38th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL'00) Hong Kong.   Postscript

1999

  • Bröker, Norbert and Dipper, Stefanie (1999) Zur Konstruktion von Lexika für die maschinelle syntaktische Analyse in Jost Gippert and Peter Olivier, editors, Multilinguale Corpora - Codierung, Strukturierung, Analyse. 11. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft fuer Linguistische DatenVerarbeitung pp. 159-168 Enigma corporation, Prag.   Postscript - PDF
  • Butt, Miriam; Dipper, Stefanie; Frank, Anette and King, Tracy Holloway (1999) Writing Large-Scale Parallel Grammars for English, French, and German in Miriam Butt and Tracy Holloway King, editors, Proceedings of the LFG99 Conference, Manchester, UK CSLI Online Publications. http://csli-publications.stanford.edu/LFG/4/lfg99-toc.html.   Postscript - PDF
  • Kuhn, Jonas (1999) Resolving some apparent formal problems of OT Syntax in Proceedings of NELS99, Rutgers, NJ to appear.
  • Kuhn, Jonas (1999) The syntax and semantics of split NPs in LFG in F. Corblin; C. Dobrovie-Sorin and J.-M. Marandin, editors, Empirical Issues in Formal Syntax and Semantics 2, Selected Papers from the Colloque de Syntaxe et Sémantique à Paris (CSSP 1997) pp. 145-166 Thesus, The Hague.    Postscript
  • Kuhn, Jonas (1999) Towards a simple architecture for the structure-function mapping in M. Butt and T. H. King, editors, Proceedings of the LFG99 Conference, Manchester, UK CSLI Proceedings Online http://www-csli.stanford.edu/publications/.   Postscript - PDF

1998

  • Berman, Judith; Dipper, Stefanie; Fortmann, Christian and Kuhn, Jonas (1998) Argument Clauses and Correlative `es' in German: Deriving Discourse Properties in a Unification Analysis in Miriam Butt and Tracy H. King, editors, Proceedings of the LFG98 Conference, Brisbane, Australia CSLI Online Publications http://www-csli.stanford.edu/LFG/3/lfg98-toc.html.   Postscript - PDF
  • Frank, Anette; King, Tracy H.; Kuhn, Jonas and Maxwell, John (1998) Optimality Theory Style Constraint Ranking in Large-scale LFG Grammars in M. Butt and T. H. King, editors, Proceedings of the LFG98 Conference, Brisbane, Australia CSLI Proceedings Online http://www-csli.stanford.edu/publications/.   Postscript - PDF
  • Kuhn, Jonas (1998) Some recent extensions of the LFG formalism and their application in broad-coverage grammars slides of a presentation given at the Blaubeuren Workshop, 2--6 May 1998 ``Applications of Constraint-Based Programming to Computational Linguistics''.    Postscript
  • Kuhn, Jonas (1998) Resource Sensitivity in the Syntax-Semantics Interface and the German Split NP Construction in Tibor Kiss and Detmar Meurers, editors, Proceedings of the ESSLLI X workshop ``Current topics in constraint-based theories of Germanic syntax'' Saarbrücken.    Abstract-- Postscript
  • Kuhn, Jonas (1998) Towards data-intensive testing of a broad-coverage LFG grammar in Bernhard Schröder; Winfried Lenders; Wolfgang Hess and Thomas Portele, editors, Computers, Linguistics, and Phonetics between Language and Speech, Proceedings of the 4th Conference on Natural Language Processing -- KONVENS-98 pp. 43-56 Peter Lang, Bonn.   Postscript - PDF
  • Kuhn, Jonas; Eckle, Judith and Rohrer, Christian (1998) Lexicon acquisition with and for symbolic NLP-systems -- a bootstrapping approach in Proceedings of the First International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC98) pp. 89-95 Granada, Spain.   Postscript - PDF

1997

  • Kuhn, Jonas and Rohrer, Christian (1997) Approaching ambiguity in real-life sentences -- the application of an Optimality Theory-inspired constraint ranking in a large-scale LFG grammar in Proceedings of DGfS-CL Heidelberg.

1996

  • Butt, Miriam; Fortmann, Christian and Rohrer, Christian (1996) Syntactic Analyses for Parallel Grammars: Auxiliaries and Genitive NPs in Proceedings of COLING 1996 Copenhagen.
  • Butt, Miriam; Niño, Maria-Eugenia and Segond, Frederique (1996) Multilingual Processing of Auxiliaries within LFG in Proceedings of KONVENS 1996 Bielefeld.
  • Kuhn, Jonas (1996) Context Effects on Interpretation and Intonation in Dafydd Gibbon, editor, Natural Language Processing and Speech Technology. Results of the 3rd KONVENS Conference pp. 186-198 de Gruyter, Berlin.   Postscript - PDF
  • Rohrer, Christian (1996) Fakultative kohaerente Infinitivkonstruktionen im Deutschen und deren Behandlung in der LFG in Manfred Bierwish und Gisela Harras, editors, Wenn die Semantik arbeitet. Festschrift Baumgärtner. Niemeyer Verlag.