The lextype DB : a web-based framework for collaborative multilingual grammar and treebank development
Date of Issue2007
International Workshop on Intercultural Collaboration (1st : 2007)
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
We have constructed a web-based framework for collaborative multilingual grammar and treebank development in which developers are distributed around the world. It is important for developers of the world-wide collaboration to i) grasp and share the big picture of the grammar and treebank of each language and ii) understand commonalities of languages. Our framework, the Lextype DB, describes lexical types of the grammar and treebank. Lexical types can be seen as detailed parts-of-speech and are the essence for the two important points just mentioned. Information about a lexical type that the Lextype DB provides includes its linguistic characteristics; examples of usage from a treebank; the way it is implemented in a grammar; and correspondences to major computational dictionaries. It consists of a database management system and a web-based interface, and is constructed semiautomatically. Currently, we have applied the Lextype DB to grammars and treebanks of Japanese and English.
© 2007 Springer This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Intercultural Collaboration (IWIC-2007), Springer. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-74000-1_6].