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Lars Hellan

Professor in Linguistics at NTNU

Email: lars.hellanATntnu.no

Curriculum Vitae

Professor in General Linguistics

Department of Language and Communication Studies

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

N-7491 Trondheim, Norway


Mag. art. 1971, University of Oslo

Dr. Philos. 1981, University of Trondheim


1972-1980, amanuensis, Linguistics Dept, University of Trondheim

1980-1987, 1.amanuensis, Linguistics Dept, University of Trondheim

1987- , professor, Linguistics Dept, later called Department of Language and Communication Studies, University of Trondheim, later called NTNU

Stays abroad:

Spring 1974: Subfaculty of Philosophy, Oxford University

Fall 1974 - Spring 1975: Linguistics Dept., Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst

Fall 1979 - Spring 1980: Linguistics Dept., Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst

Fall 2000 - Spring 2001: CSLI and Linguistics Dept., Stanford University, Stanford

Spring 2008: Computer Laboratory, Cambridge University

Books and monographs:

Toward an Integrated Theory of Noun Phrases, doctoral diss., Univ. of Trondheim, unpublished, 1981

Toward an Integrated Theory of Comparatives, Gunther Narr Verlag, Tübingen, 1981

Topics in Scandinavian Syntax (ed, with Kirsti Koch Christensen), Reidel Publ. Co, Dordrecht, 1986

Anaphora in Norwegian and the Theory of Grammar, Foris Publ., Dordrecht, 1988

Topics in South Slavic Syntax and Semantics (ed. with Mila Dimitrova-Vulchanova), John Benjamins Publ. Co., Amsterdam, 1999

Proceedings from the HPSG conference 2001 (ed., with Frank van Eynde and Dorothee Beermann), NTNU, CSLI on-line publications

Proceedings from the TROSS Workshop on Multi-Verb constructions (ed., with Dorothee Beermann), 2003, NTNU, on-line publication

Identifying Verb Constructions Cross-linguistically (with Mary Esther Kropp Dakubu), 2010. SLAVOB series Univ. of Ghana.


Central Features of Scandinavian Syntax (”Sentrale trekk i nordisk syntaks”), sponsored by NAVF (The Norwegian Council for Research), 1984-1987

The Trondheim Linguistic Lexicon (TROLL), sponsored by NAVF (The Norwegian Council for Research), the construction of a large scale computational lexical resource for Norwegian, 1986-1991

Reflexive Clitics and Argument Structure, sponsored by NAVF (The Norwegian Council for Research), in collaboration with EUROTYP, 1991-1995.

Site coordinator for a Clitics subproject of EUROTYP, sponsored by European Science Foundation, 1991-1996.

NORDLEX, sponsored by NOS-H, comparative computational lexicography for four Scandinavian languages, including partners from Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, 1992-1995

Computational Lexicography, Typology, and Adult Literacy (“The Legon-Trondheim Linguistics Project”) in cooperation with the University of Ghana, sponsored by NUFU, for the periods 1996-2000, 2002-2007, and 2007-2009.

(as subcoordinator) ”The Trondheim-Sofia Corpus of Old Slavic”, 1996-1999

NorSource, a project towards the construction of a large scale resource HPSG grammar and lexicon of Norwegian, built with the engineering platform LKB. Part of DeepThought. Started fall 2001 -, still actively pursued.

Site coordinator in the EU project DeepThought ("Hybrid deep and shallow methods in information extraction"), 2002-2004

Site coordinator in LOGON, cooperation between the universities of Oslo, Bergen and Trondheim on Machine Translation, sponsored by NFR under the KUNSTI programme. 2003-2007.

JaNoGram - cooperation in Norwegian and Japanese Grammar Engineering, especially in Machine Translation Norwegian-Japanese, sponsored by NFR, on the program BILAT. 2006-2007.

MaLEX –“Malawi Lexicon Project", computational documentation of three Malawian languages, in cooperation with the University of Malawi, sponsored by NUFU, for the period 2007-2012.

Acquisition of Nouns for Language Processing, a pilot project towards automatic acquisition of nouns for a computational lexicon, sponsored by NFR on the KUNSTI programme, 2007-2008.

Typology of Prepositions and their Semantic Equivalents, a pilot project towards establishing a library of a computationally usable semantic representations of prepositions and their equivalents cross-linguistically, sponsored by NFR on the KUNSTI programme, 2007-2008.

Recent articles:

2014: with D. Beermann, T. Bruland, M.E.K. Dakubu, and M. Marimon (2014) MultiVal: Towards a multilingual valence lexicon. LREC 2014.

2013a: with Tore Bruland, Elias Aamot, Mads H. Sandøy: A Grammar Sparrer for Norwegian. Proceedings of NoDaLiDa 2013.

2013b: with Tore Bruland: Towards a Multingual Database of Verb Valency. Proceedings of NoDaLiDa 2013.

2013c: with Dorothee Beermann and Tore Bruland (2013). A multilingual valence database for less resourced languages. In Human Language Technologies. Poznan: Fundacja Uniwersytetu im. A. Mickiewicza 2013 ISBN 978-83-932640-3-2. s. 50-54, Poznan.

2011: with Dorothee Beermann. Inducing grammar from IGT. In Human Language Technologies as a Challenge for Computer Science and Linguistics. Proceedings, 5th LTC. Z. Vetulani (ed.), Poznan.

2010: From Descriptive Annotation to Grammar Specification. ACL 2010, Uppsala, Linguistic Annotation Workshop 4 (LAW4).

2009: with Mary Esther Kropp Dakubu. 2009: A methodology for enhancing argument structure specification. In: Proceedings from the 4th Language Technology Conference (LTC 2009), Poznan.

2008a: From Grammar-Independent Construction Enumeration to Lexical Types in Computational Grammars. Paper presented at COLING, Workshop on Grammar Engineering Across Frameworks (GEAF), Manchester, August 2008.

2008b: with Dorothee Beermann and Kalyanamalani Sahoo. "What is Argument Sharing? A case study on argument sharing under VP serialization in Oriya", Bayer, Josef, (ed) Festschrift for K. Jayaseelan, Benjamins, Amsterdam.

2007: with Dakubu, M.E.K., and D. Beermann. Verb Sequencing Constraints in Ga: Serial Verb Constructions and the Extended Verb Complex. In St. Müller (ed) Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar. CSLI Publications, Stanford. (/http://csli-publications.stanford.edu/)

2005a. with Dorothee Beermann. Classification of Prepositional Senses for Deep Grammar Applications. In: Valia Kordoni and Aline Villavicencio (eds.): Proceedings of the 2nd ACL-Sigsem Workshop on The Linguistic Dimensions of Prepositions and their Use in Computational Linguistics Formalisms and Applications, Colchester, United Kingdom, ACL-Sigsem, 2005

2005b. Implementing Norwegian Reflexives in an HPSG Grammar. In St. Müller (ed) Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar . CSLI Publications, Stanford. (/http://csli-publications.stanford.edu/)

2004a: with Dorothee Beermann, Jon Atle Gulla and Atle Prange. Trailfinder: a case study in extracting spatial information using deep language processing. In Ton van der Wouden, Michaela Poss, Hilke Reckman, and Crit Cremers (eds) Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands 2004: Selected papers from the fifteenth CLIN meeting, pp. 121-131, Leiden, Netherlands, 2004.

2004b: with Dorothee Beermann. A treatment of directionals in two implemented HPSG grammars. In Stefan Müller (ed) Proceedings of the HPSG04 Conference, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. CSLI Publications /http://csli-publications.stanford.edu/ 357-377.

2004c: with Jan Tore Lønning, Stephan Oepen, Dorothee Beermann, John Carroll, Helge Dyvik, Dan Flickinger, Janne Bondi Johannessen, Paul Meurer, Torbjørn Nordgård, Victoria Rosén, and Erik Velldal. LOGON. A Norwegian MT effort. In Proceedings of the Workshop in Recent Advances in Scandinavian Machine Translation, Uppsala, Sweden, 2004.

2003: with P. Haugereid. The NorSource Grammar - an excercise in the Matrix Grammar building design. In: Emily Bender, Dan Flickinger, Frederik Fouvry, and Melanie Siegel (eds) Proceedings of Workshop on Ideas and Strategies for Multilingual Grammar Engineering, ESSLLI 2003. Chapter in collective volume


2011 -  	Norwegian Grammar Sparrer   - an online Language Tutoring tool, 
accessed at http://typecraft.org/tc2wiki/A_Norwegian_Grammar_Sparrer; 
this tool can give exact diagnosis for grammatical errors present in input sentences, 
and from the ungrammatical input, generate suggestions for how the sentence submitted should have been formed.  
2002 -  	NorSource – a large computational LKB HPSG Grammar for Norwegian

               ( http://www.typecraft.org/tc2wiki/Norwegian_HPSG_grammar_NorSource )
2009 - 	TypeGram – a multilingual LKB system for verb construction types
2009 		A package of phenomena-oriented LKB grammars. Class material
2005	 	GaGramm - a small computational LKB HPSG Grammar for Ga
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