1996 SALS-SIG Seminars
SALS-SIG Research Seminar
Modularity in TFS grammars
Department of Linguistics, University of Melbourne
When: Friday, 23rd August 1996
Where: Room E6A357, Macquarie University
Ideally, computational linguistic descriptions should be easy to construct, modify and extend. It should be possible to use them in a wide range of applications and to replace some of their parts without having to make extensive changes. Thus, grammars need to be modular and we need a useful working definition of modularity. At a minimum, modules should be self-contained and independent of each other.
In this talk, I will present some results of the investigation of modularity as applied to grammars based on Typed Feature Structures, and show that while the general framework is one of the most promising models for computational syntax, the notion of module in TFS systems is still problematic.
Lehmann, S., D. Estival and M. van der Kraan (1995) "A Modular Organization for TFS Grammar", in: Integrative Ansatze in der Computerlinguistik, DGfS/CL95, Dusseldorf, pp.55-60.
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