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New Technology of Library and Information Service  2016, Vol. 32 Issue (7-8): 129-136    DOI: 10.11925/infotech.1003-3513.2016.07.16
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Building Online System for Chinese Lexicon and Grammar
Yang Chunlei()
College of English Studies, Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai 201600, China
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[Objective] This paper explores the theoretical foundation and practical experience of buidling a computational Chinese grammar system. [Methods] This study discussed the development process of the Mandarin Grammar Online (ManGO), an Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG) system with Minimal Recursion Semantics. It built the lexicon and hierarchy rules for the idiosyncratic structures of the Chinese grammar. [Results] The successful development of the ManGO system showed that the HPSG was an ideal theoretical framework for the Chinese computational grammar applications. [Limitations] ManGO was still underdeveloped, and it was not able to examine this system’s coverage with large-scale natural language data. [Conclusions] ManGO connects the theories of formal and computational linguistics, therefore, it becomes the foundation to develop large scale resource grammar.

Key wordsHPSG      Mandarin Grammar Online (ManGO)      Grammar engineering      Natural Language Processing     
Received: 25 January 2016      Published: 29 September 2016

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Yang Chunlei. Building Online System for Chinese Lexicon and Grammar. New Technology of Library and Information Service, 2016, 32(7-8): 129-136.

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