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==== Background ====
Since the mid eighties, a group of researchers and students at the [http://www.ntnu.no/hf/isk Linguistics Department] at the [http://www.ntnu.no/english/ Norwegian University of Science and Technology] explore the use of formal and shallow linguistic methods for natural language applications. The formalization and encoding of morpho-syntactic and semantic information, both at lexical and phrasal level has been central to this work. In 2003, the group took the name '''LinLab'''.
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Since the mid eighties, groups of researchers and students at the [http://www.ntnu.no/hf/isk Linguistics Department] at the [http://www.ntnu.no/english/ Norwegian University of Science and Technology] have explored the use of formal linguistic methods for natural language applications. The formalization and encoding of morpho-syntactic and semantic information, both at lexical and phrasal level, has been a central theme for a group which in 2004 took the name '''LingLab'''.
  
Two focal areas were defined: '''Grammar Engineering''' and '''Language Documentation'''.
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At present '''LingLab''' has two focal areas: '''Grammar Engineering''' and '''Language Documentation'''.
  
===Grammar Engineering at LingLab===
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====Grammar Engineering at LingLab====
In Grammar Engineering the main application developed by LinLab in cooperation with the consortium [http://wiki.delph-in.net/moin/FrontPage DELPH-IN], is the Norwegian computational grammar NorSource (Hellan, Beermann, Waldron ). NorSource applies the typed feature structure framework HPSG (Pollard and Sag (1994)) using the computational platforms LKB (Copestake 2002) and PET. As part of this work LingLab developed an LKB multi-script interface called Trollet (Mihaylov). At present  the Construction Labeling Project, a system for encoding construction types across languages (Hellan) is central.
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In Grammar Engineering the main application developed by LingLab is the Norwegian computational grammar NorSource (Lars Hellan, Dorothee Beermann and Ben Waldron). Together with partners in the [http://wiki.delph-in.net/moin/FrontPage DELPH-IN] network LingLab applies Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar
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([http://books.google.com/books?hl=no&lr=&id=aweEntGaBrIC&oi=fnd&pg=PR9&dq=%22Pollard%22+%22Head-Driven+Phrase+Structure+Grammar%22+&ots=e_M-ggAVpv&sig=eFGqv2XIuqN-b7MTA3bnb1Ouri0#PPP1,M1  Pollard and Sag (1994)] and Minimal Recursion Semantics (MRS)[http://www.springerlink.com/content/8g7924476l471916/  (Copestake et.al.2005)] to advance deep natural language processing.  
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As part of this work Pavel Mihaylov developed for LingLab an [http://wiki.delph-in.net/moin/LkbTop LKB] multi-script interface called [http://wiki.delph-in.net/moin/LkbTrollet Trollet].  
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A further effort to represent lexical and construction level information is the Construction Labeling Project [[Verbconstructions cross-linguistically - Introduction]], a system for encoding construction types across languages [http://www.hf.ntnu.no/hf/isk/Ansatte/lars.hellan/personInfo.html Lars Hellan].
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===TypeCraft===
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TypeCraft itself is a product of LingLab's effort in Language Documentation. A prototype of TypeCraft was developed in 2006 by
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[http://www.hf.ntnu.no/hf/isk/Ansatte/dorothee.beermann/personInfo.html Dorothee Beermann] and Atle Prange at [http://businesscape.no/aboutus.html Businesscape]. The present beta version of TypeCraft represents a joined effort by [[User:Pavel|Pavel Mihaylov]] and [[User:Dorothee|Dorothee Beermann]].
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'''A short description of TypeCraft'''
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TypeCraft is an INTERLINEAR GLOSSING EDITOR; the user adds linguistic annotation to written material which is stored in a relational
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database from where it can be retrieved using multiple views.
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Texts as well as annotations are in Unicode. Annotated data can be exported to standard text editors (WORD, Open Office and LaTex)
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as well as to XML format.
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TC has been designed for projects on minority languages. To avoid long training periods in projects that join linguists and native speakers, TypeCraft features an intuitive user interface and allows wide and distributive usage. The system uses PostgreSQL as database format. The database is hosted at a server owned by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. The application is written in Java.
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TypeCraft can be freely used online with Mozilla Firefox.

Latest revision as of 16:59, 27 November 2009

Background

Since the mid eighties, groups of researchers and students at the Linguistics Department at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology have explored the use of formal linguistic methods for natural language applications. The formalization and encoding of morpho-syntactic and semantic information, both at lexical and phrasal level, has been a central theme for a group which in 2004 took the name LingLab.

At present LingLab has two focal areas: Grammar Engineering and Language Documentation.

Grammar Engineering at LingLab

In Grammar Engineering the main application developed by LingLab is the Norwegian computational grammar NorSource (Lars Hellan, Dorothee Beermann and Ben Waldron). Together with partners in the DELPH-IN network LingLab applies Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar (Pollard and Sag (1994) and Minimal Recursion Semantics (MRS)(Copestake et.al.2005) to advance deep natural language processing.

As part of this work Pavel Mihaylov developed for LingLab an LKB multi-script interface called Trollet.

A further effort to represent lexical and construction level information is the Construction Labeling Project Verbconstructions cross-linguistically - Introduction, a system for encoding construction types across languages Lars Hellan.

TypeCraft

TypeCraft itself is a product of LingLab's effort in Language Documentation. A prototype of TypeCraft was developed in 2006 by Dorothee Beermann and Atle Prange at Businesscape. The present beta version of TypeCraft represents a joined effort by Pavel Mihaylov and Dorothee Beermann.


A short description of TypeCraft

TypeCraft is an INTERLINEAR GLOSSING EDITOR; the user adds linguistic annotation to written material which is stored in a relational database from where it can be retrieved using multiple views.

Texts as well as annotations are in Unicode. Annotated data can be exported to standard text editors (WORD, Open Office and LaTex) as well as to XML format. TC has been designed for projects on minority languages. To avoid long training periods in projects that join linguists and native speakers, TypeCraft features an intuitive user interface and allows wide and distributive usage. The system uses PostgreSQL as database format. The database is hosted at a server owned by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. The application is written in Java.

TypeCraft can be freely used online with Mozilla Firefox.