Querying Linguistic Trees

  title={Querying Linguistic Trees},
  author={Catherine Lai and Steven Bird},
  journal={Journal of Logic, Language and Information},
Large databases of linguistic annotations are used for testing linguistic hypotheses and for training language processing models. These linguistic annotations are often syntactic or prosodic in nature, and have a hierarchical structure. Query languages are used to select particular structures of interest, or to project out large slices of a corpus for external analysis. Existing languages suffer from a variety of problems in the areas of expressiveness, efficiency, and naturalness for… CONTINUE READING
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