Linguistic Information Modeling: From Kilivila Verb Morphology to RelaxNG

  • Dieter Metzing
  • Jens Pönninghaus
Part of the Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing book series (STUDFUZZ, volume 209)


We will explore the role of an advanced type of document grammar, RelaxNG, in the context of different approaches to the formalization of linguistic regularities based on corpora and XML annotations. Our domain of exploration will be Kilivila verb morphology. The following topics will be focused on: Which kind of regularities in the domain can be expressed given formal limitations of document grammars, i.e. tree grammars? Which linguistic analyses may be taken as a basis for document grammar development? In which way can a document grammar be sensitive to properties of annotations and raw data (document validation and data validation)? Which kinds of formalization may be helpful in the (semi-automatic) development of a document grammar in the case explored? In the first part we will consider aspects of Kilivila verb morphology from the point of view of linguistic analyses. In the second part different strategies for the development of a RelaxNG based document grammar will be examined.


Surface Form Tree Automaton Position Class Tree Grammar Realization Rule 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dieter Metzing
    • 1
  • Jens Pönninghaus
    • 1
  1. 1.Bielefeld UniversityBielefeld

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