A Formalism and Environment for the Development of a Large Grammar of English

@inproceedings{Briscoe1987AFA,
  title={A Formalism and Environment for the Development of a Large Grammar of English},
  author={Ted Briscoe and Claire Grover and Branimir Boguraev and John A. Carroll},
  booktitle={IJCAI},
  year={1987}
}
Natural language grammars with large coverage are typically the result of many person-years of effort, working with clumsy formalisms and sub-optimal software support for grammar development. This paper describes our approach to the task of writing a substantial grammar, as part of a collaboration to produce a general purpose morphological and syntactic analyser for English. The grammatical formalism we have developed for the task is a metagrammatical notation which is a more expressive and… CONTINUE READING
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