Title A Lexicon Module for a Grammar Development Environment
Author(s) Ann Copestake (1), Fabre Lambeau (1), Benjamin Waldron (1), Francis Bond (2), Dan Flickinger (3), Stephan Oepen (3, 4)

(1) University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory, JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0FD (UK); (2) NTT Communication Science Labs, 2-4, Hikaridai, Seika-cho, Soraku-gun, Kyoto 619-0237 (Japan); (3) CSLI, Ventura Hall, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-4115 (USA); (4) Institutt for Lingvistiske Fag, Universitetet i Oslo, 0317 Oslo (Norway)

Session P10-W
Abstract Past approaches to developing an effective lexicon component in a grammar development environment have suffered from a number of usability and efficiency issues. We present a lexical database module currently in use by a number of grammar development projects. The database module presented addresses issues which have caused problems in the past and the power of a database architecture provides a number of practical advantages as well as a solid framework for future extension.
Keyword(s) Grammar development, lexicon, constraint-based grammars
Language(s) English, Japanese, Norwegian
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