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We present an effort for the development of multilingual named entity grammars in a unification-based finite-state formalism (SProUT). Following an extended version of the MUC7 standard, we locations, currency, time and date expressions. Subgrammars and gazetteers are shared as much as possible for the grammars of the different languages. Multilingual(More)
Preface The tsnlp User Manual summarizes the results of the multinational project tsnlp (Test Suites for Natural Language Processing) funded by the European Commission (DG13) as part of the Language Engineering programme (as research grant LRE-62-089). tsnlp had a duration of 29 months and started in December 1993. The project produced a methodology and(More)
Declaration I hereby declare that this thesis has not been submitted for a degree to any university Signature: Acknowledgements In the course of this research I often felt I was abusing the idea of interdisciplinarity. I n fact, it felt like a path between two large gardens. These chapters are the report of those clandestine walks. The report makes a(More)
The project DiET is developing a comprehensive environment for the construction, annotation and maintenance of structured reference data for the diagnosis and evaluation of NLP applications. The target user group are developers, professional evaluators and consultants of language technology. The system, implemented in a configurable, open client/server(More)
Producing appropriate text alternatives for images in the web is a widely extended accessibility recommendation which, if successfully implemented, facilitates an enhanced web experience for all users, particularly for the visually impaired. Typically, most web accessibility evaluation tools can detect the presence or absence of an alt attribute within the(More)
As industrial use of language technology is flourishing and the market for competing software systems is expanding, there is an increasing need for the assessment of NLP components on the level of adequacy evaluation and quality assurance. However, effective and efficient assessment is often restricted by the lack of suitable test material and tools. One(More)