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A development environment for large natural language grammars

John Carroll, Bran Boguraev, Claire Grover, Ted Briscoe

February 1988, 44 pages

DOI: 10.48456/tr-127


The Grammar Development Environment (GDE) is a powerful software tool designed to help a linguist or grammarian experiment with and develop large natural language grammars. (It is also, however, being used to help teach students on courses in computational linguistics). This report describes the grammatical formalism employed by the GDE, and contains detailed instructions on how to use the system.

Source code for a Common Lisp version of the software is available from the University of Edinburgh Artificial Intelligence Applications Institute.

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  author =	 {Carroll, John and Boguraev, Bran and Grover, Claire and
          	  Briscoe, Ted},
  title = 	 {{A development environment for large natural language
  year = 	 1988,
  month = 	 feb,
  url = 	 {},
  institution =  {University of Cambridge, Computer Laboratory},
  doi = 	 {10.48456/tr-127},
  number = 	 {UCAM-CL-TR-127}