Monthly Archives: June 2011

Why do we bother with grammatical frameworks?

Most natural languages, like English French Chukchi Basque Gaelic Italian Russian Latgallian Finnish Tamil and so forth, can be reasonably well modelled by a context-free grammar, which is the sort of grammar that people write computer languages in. Parsers for … Continue reading

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A first attempt at the copula

Having got OpenCCG working, we can now start doing what we’re here for. To say “Calum is a teacher”, or “I am a teacher”, you have to say the at-first-glance rather odd: ‘S e tidsear a th’ann Calum. ‘S e … Continue reading

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Getting OpenCCG to work on the Mac

OpenCCG is a java/python toolkit for working on combinatory categorial grammar, so is ideal for this exercise. Update 2014-07-14: if you’re using OpenCCG 0.95, the latest version, on Mac OS X 10.6.8, then as long as you have Python 2.x … Continue reading

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