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Query:   for Query: 10.1395 Debugging Computational Grammars
Author:  Alberto Lavelli
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Computational Linguistics

Summary:   Dear colleagues,

at the end of September I posted a query about references to the
problem of debugging computational grammars (LINGUIST List volume
10.1395).

First of all, I would like to thank all the people who responded to my
query: Gertjan van Noord, Bill Mann, Bill Fisher, Carolyn P. Rose, Ted
E. Dunning, Jean-Luc Cochard, Detmar Meurers, David McDonald,
Norbert Broeker, Shuly Wintner, Miriam Butt, Sascha Brawer, John
Carroll, John Maxwell, Stephan Oepen.

Unfortunately, I have not yet been able to assemble a structured and
coherent summary of the responses I received. I hope to do it very
soon. In the meanwhile I post a preliminary list of projects and URLs
relevant for the issue of grammar debugging (list extracted from the
responses received and through browsing on Internet).


best
alberto


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PROJECTS MENTIONED IN RESPONSES
- [incr tsdb()] - Competence and Performance Laboratory: Saarbruecken
http://www.coli.uni-sb.de/itsdb/
- ConTroll: Tuebingen
http://www.sfs.nphil.uni-tuebingen.de/~dm/lehre/clark99/background-reading.html
- LFG Grammar Writer's Workbench: Xerox PARC
http://www.parc.xerox.com/istl/groups/nltt/medley/
ftp://ftp.parc.xerox.com/pub/lfg/lfgmanual.ps
- LKB: CSLI (Stanford)
http://www-csli.stanford.edu/~aac/lkb.html
- PARGRAM: Stuttgart, Xerox PARC & Xerox Research Centre Europe (Grenoble)
http://www.ims.uni-stuttgart.de/projekte/pargram
- XLE: Xerox PARC
http://www.parc.xerox.com/istl/groups/nltt/xle/

RELEVANT EUROPEAN PROJECTS
- TSNLP, EU project (1993-1995)
http://clwww.essex.ac.uk/group/projects/tsnlp/
http://tsnlp.dfki.uni-sb.de/tsnlp/
- DiET, EU project (1997-1999)
http://diet.dfki.de/

OTHER RELEVANT PROJECTS
- SFB 340 - project B12 "Methods for extending, maintaining and
optimizing a large grammar of German": Stuttgart
http://www.ims.uni-stuttgart.de/projekte/sfb/b12/
- Geppetto (Grammar Toolbox Prototype): IRST (Trento)
http://ecate.itc.it:1024/projects/geppetto.html
- Hdrug: Groningen
http://grid.let.rug.nl/~vannoord/prolog-app/Hdrug/
- Pleuk Grammar Development Shell: Edinburgh
- XTAG: UPenn
http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~xtag/


OTHER RELEVANT LINKS
- ACL/EACL97 Workshop on Computational Environments for Grammar
Development and Linguistic Engineering
http://ecate.itc.it:1024/envgram.html


PAPERS AND BOOKS

Miriam Butt, Tracy Holloway King, Maria-Eugenia Nino, Frederique
Segond. A Grammar Writer's Cookbook. Stanford, CA: CSLI Lecture
Notes 95, CSLI Publications, 1999.

Bran Boguraev, John Carroll, Ted Briscoe, Claire Grover. Software
support for practical grammar development. In Proceedings of
COLING-88, 1988.

Jo Calder. On aligning trees. In Proceedings of the Second Conference
on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing, Brown University,
August 1-2 1997.

Jo Calder. How to build a (quite general) linguistic diagram
editor. In Proceedings of the ACL/COLING98 Workshop on Content
Visualization and Intermedia Representations, 1998.

Jean-Luc Cochard. Un environnement d'analyse linguistique
robuste. CPD version 1.7. IDIAP, Martigny, Switzerland, Octobre 1992.

Flickinger, D., Oepen, S., Uszkoreit, H., and Tsujii J. (Eds.).
Journal of Natural Language Engineering. Special Issue on Efficient
Processing with HPSG: Methods, Systems, Evaluation, forthcoming.

Mark-Jan Nederhof. Efficient generation of random sentences. Natural
Language Engineering 2(1), 1996.

Stephan Oepen, Dan P. Flickinger. Towards Systematic Grammar
Profiling. Test Suite Technology Ten Years After. Journal of
Computer Speech and Language 12(4):411-435. Special Issue on
Evaluation (June 1998).

Shuly Wintner and Nissim Francez. Efficient Implementation of
Unification-Based Grammars. Journal of Language and Computation,
1(1):53-92, April 1999 (available at
http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~shuly/publications).

Shuly Wintner, Nissim Francez, and Evgeniy Gabrilovich. AMALIA - a
unified platform for parsing and generation. In Ruslan Mitkov,
Nicolas Nicolov, and Nikolai Nikolov, editors, Recent Advances in
Natural Language Processing, pages 135-142, Tzigov Chark, Bulgaria,
September 1997 (available at
http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~shuly/publications).

LL Issue: 10.1726
Date Posted: 13-Nov-1999
Original Query: Read original query


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