Introduction to Constraint Grammar
Language & Computation
Week One - 9.00-10.30 - Level: I
Constraint Grammar is a robust method of rule-based parsing. Introduced by Fred Karlsson at Helsinki University in the early 1990ies, with an early focus on English, Swedish and Finnish, it has grown to encompass both individual grammars and multi-stage parsers for a large variety of languages. With its modular architecture, Constraint Grammar is well-suited not only for classical corpus annotation, but also for more applicationally oriented tasks such as grammar checking and machine translation, and course participants will learn how to add their own subgrammars to existing CG systems, to cater for specific tasks or distinctions.