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About TypeCraft

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under construction :=)

Background

Since the mid eighties, a group of researchers and students at the Linguistics Department at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology has explored 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 a central theme for work done by our research consortium. In 2003 we took the name LinLab.

At present we have two focal areas: Grammar Engineering and Language Documentation.

Grammar Engineering at LingLab

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

As part of this work LingLab has developed an LKB multi-script interface called Trollet (by Pavel Mihaylov).

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