Using Grammatical Description as a Metalanguage Resource
F. de Vriend (Department of Dutch, University of Nijmegen Erasmusplein 1, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
P.A. Coppen (Department of Language and Speech, University of Nijmegen Erasmusplein 1, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
W. Haeseryn (Department of Dutch, University of Nijmegen Erasmusplein 1, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
WP3: Tools & Components
The present paper is concerned with the advantages of a digitised descriptive grammar over its traditional print version. First we discuss the process of up-conversion of the ANS material and the main advantages the E-ANS has for the editorial staff. Then from the perspective of language resources, we discuss different applications of the grammatical descriptions for both human and machine users. The discussion is based on our experiences during the project ‘Elektronisering van de ANS’, a project in progress that is aimed at developing a digital version of the Dutch reference grammar Algemene Nederlandse Spraakkunst (ANS).