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An Efficiency-Oriented LFG Parser

  • Hans-Ulrich Block
  • Hans Haugeneder
Part of the Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy book series (SLAP, volume 35)

Abstract

This paper describes work with the aim of the development of an LFGbased parser and grammar development system, which is to be applied as syntactic analysis component in a natural language consulting system under development. The implementation of the parser and the grammar development environment has been performed in Interlisp-D on a Lisp machine. The parser covers the various types of equations proposed in LFG (as described in Kaplan/Bresnan 82); the grammar development environment enables the grammar writer to specify the linguistic knowledge sources like grammar and lexicon in a descriptive way, where the specification format is very near the standard notational conventions used in LFG.

Keywords

Root Node Input String Grammar Rule Variable Binding Merging Algorithm 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans-Ulrich Block
    • 1
  • Hans Haugeneder
    • 1
  1. 1.Siemens Ag, ZT ZTI INFMünchenW. Germany

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