This page collects a number of pointers to on-going activities, research
groups, and general topics that relate to the DELPH-IN effort in one way or
DELPH-IN members, naturally, are not alone in their ongoing R&D programme
towards precise, practical natural language processing.
Links are provided in lexicographic order.
- The Attribute Logic
Engine (ALE), developed by Bob Carpenter and Gerald Penn since the
early 1990s: one of the early wide-spread computational tools (based on
Prolog) for the development of typed feature structure grammars and still
in active use in several research efforts.
- The Algorithms for
Linguistic Processing (ALPINO) project at Groningen University (The
building a development and processing environment for HPSG implementations,
a comprehensive grammar of Dutch, a dependency treebank (of Dutch newspaper
text), and related technology.
- Edify Corporation of Santa Clara (CA),a
global provider of multi-channel enterprise CRM software that enables
organizations to fully automate and improve customer service processes:
Edify, an industrial affiliate to CSLI at Stanford University, has embedded
DELPH-IN technology and resources in its Edify 8 eCRM flagship product.
- The Norwegian LOGON Consortium,
including Oslo (coordinator) and Bergen Universities and the Norwegian
University of Science and Technology (NTNU, a DELPH-IN member): the
consortium develops a Norwegian to English machine translation system,
based on a semantic transfer approach and
using MRS and DELPH-IN technology for transfer and generation.
- The MiLCA project,
involving Tübingen (Germany), Ohio State (US), and Toronto (Canada)
Universities, among others: developing an extension to ALE (see above) as
a development environment for HPSG grammars using ‘rich’
constraints and porting the LinGO ERG into this formalism; focusing on
linguistic adequacy more than on processing efficiency.
- The Natural Language Theory
and Technology (NLTT) group at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) and
associated partners: working within the LFG framework but in several ways
similar to DELPH-IN; developing the XLE grammar development and processing
software and, in the Parallel Grammar (ParGram) project, implementing
grammars of several languages; NLTT and ParGram resources are not publicly
Statistical Parsing (RASP) project at Cambridge and Sussex Universities
(UK): integrating and extending several strands of research on robust
statistical parsing and automated grammar and lexicon induction, in order
to develop and distribute a new, parsing toolkit for English.
project at DFKI Saarbrücken GmbH (Germany): pursueing basic research
into architectures and methodologies for the combination of
‘deep’ and ‘shallow’ approaches to natural language
analysis; building an XML-based software environment for multi-layer
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