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The Alvey natural language tools grammar (2nd Release)

Claire Grover, Ted Briscoe, John Carroll, Bran Boguraev

April 1989, 90 pages

DOI: 10.48456/tr-162


The ANLT grammar is a wide-coverage syntactic description of English expressed in a computationally-tractable unification based formalism. We describe the formalism and give a detailed account of the analyses adopted for different English syntactic constructions in the current version of the grammar. Appendices provide a complete listing of the grammar, sample lexical entries, and a corpus of parsable sentences. The grammar is fully compatible with the Grammar Development Environment (Technical Report 127) which provides an integrated software environment, supporting automated parsing, generation, and modification of grammars expressed in the formalism described here.

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  author =	 {Grover, Claire and Briscoe, Ted and Carroll, John and
          	  Boguraev, Bran},
  title = 	 {{The Alvey natural language tools grammar (2nd Release)}},
  year = 	 1989,
  month = 	 apr,
  url = 	 {},
  institution =  {University of Cambridge, Computer Laboratory},
  doi = 	 {10.48456/tr-162},
  number = 	 {UCAM-CL-TR-162}