Methods for constructing lexicon-grammar resources: the example of measure expressions
Matthieu Constant (Université de Marne-la-Vallée)
We construct, in the framework of the lexicon-grammar theory, a set of grammars dealing with measure expressions. First, we manually represent compounds with graphs: determiners such as ten pounds of and prepositions such as 34 miles from. Then, by the means of lexicon-grammar matrices, graphs and a semi-automatic process, we build a set of grammars of kernel sentences e.g. the door is 2-meter high. Finally, we evaluate our methods and grammars according to three points: production, maintenance and concrete application.
Finite-State representation, Lexicon-Grammar, Numerical determiner, Reference graph, Unit of measurement