A Survey of Systems for Implementing HPSG Grammars

Leonard Bolc, Krzysztof Czuba, Anna Kupsc, Malgorzata Marciniak, Agnieszka Mykowiecka and Adam Przepiórkowski

Technical Report 814, IPI PAN (Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of Sciences), 1996.

In this report, we present an overview of some chosen grammar development systems which could be applied to implement HPSG grammars. The selection contains descriptions of the following systems: TFS, CUF, ALE, ALEP, PAGE, ProFIT, CL-ONE and ConTroll. We describe these systems with respect to the following criteria: the kind of type system used and its expressiveness, in particular the possibility to encode a type inheritance hierarchy; the constraint system employed; the expressiveness of the description language (disjunction, negation, LP rules, etc.) and built-in data types, e.g., sets; availability of lexical rules; declarativity of grammar description; the possibility to influence the computation rule, i.e, control mechanisms; system time performance on example grammars; system architecture: PS rules, built in parsers/generators, morphology components, etc.; foreign language interface, grammar tracing and debugging tools, graphical user interface, modular grammar development; documentation and support. The last section of the report presents a detailed comparison of the systems.

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  address       = "Warsaw, Poland",
  author        = "Leonard Bolc and Krzysztof Czuba and Anna Kup{\'s}{\'c}
                  and Ma{\l}gorzata Marciniak and Agnieszka Mykowiecka and
                  Adam Przepi{\'o}rkowski",
  institution   = "Institute of Computer Science, Polish Academy of Sciences",
  month         = oct,
  number        = 814,
  title         = "A Survey of Systems for Implementing {HPSG} Grammars",
  year          = 1996}

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