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Automatic acquisition of LFG resources for German - as good as it gets

Rehbein, Ines and van Genabith, Josef (2009) Automatic acquisition of LFG resources for German - as good as it gets. In: Lexical Functional Grammar 2009, 13-16 July 2009, Cambridge, UK.

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We present data-driven methods for the acquisition of LFG resources from two German treebanks. We discuss problems specific to semi-free word order languages as well as problems arising fromthe data structures determined by the design of the different treebanks. We compare two ways of encoding semi-free word order, as done in the two German treebanks, and argue that the design of the TiGer treebank is more adequate for the acquisition of LFG resources. Furthermore, we describe an architecture for LFG grammar acquisition for German, based on the two German treebanks, and compare our results with a hand-crafted German LFG grammar.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:lexical functional grammar; German;
Subjects:Computer Science > Machine translating
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > National Centre for Language Technology (NCLT)
Published in:Proceedings of the LFG09 Conference. . CSLI Publications.
Publisher:CSLI Publications
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Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:15155
Deposited On:15 Feb 2010 10:07 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 15 Feb 2010 10:07

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