Language Engineering in Grammatial Framework (GF)
Doktorsavhandling, 2006

The basis for the work presented is Grammatical Framework (GF)—a grammar formalism based on type theory. It is also a powerful language processor that provides a convenient framework for various multilingual applications. The primary concern of this thesis is the usage of GF as a piece of software. The main results are: • Implementing a syntax editor, which provides a graphical user interface (GUI) for the command-line GF core. • Writing the Russian resource grammar that takes care of the most basic morphological and syntactic rules and serves as a standard library for building application grammars (describing sublanguage domains) in Russian. These results contribute to language engineering in GF on two different levels: • Author level (end-user)—constructing documents in natural languages. • Grammarian level — building a grammar description, which is later used on the author level. One can also distinguish between application and resource grammars. An application grammar focuses of a particular sub-language domain, while resource grammar is a general-purpose grammar that forms a basis for application grammars.

Russian resource grammar

natural language processing (NLP)

graphical user interface (GUI)

syntax editing

computational linguistics


multilingual authoring

machine translation (MT)

10.15 ED-salen, E-huset, Hörsalsvägen 11, Chalmers
Opponent: Prof. Lauri Carlson, Helsingfors Universitet, Helsingfors, Finland


Janna Khegai

Chalmers, Data- och informationsteknik, Datavetenskap

Multilingual Syntax Editing in GF

Proceedings of 4th international conference on Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing, CICLing 2003, Mexico City, Mexico,; (2003)

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GF parallel resource grammars and Russian

Coling\ACL2006 (The joint conference of the International Committee on Computational Linguistics and the Association for Computational Linguistics), Sydney, Australia,; (2006)p. 475-482

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Grammatical Framework (GF) for MT in sublanguage domains

EAMT-2006 (11th Annual conference of the European Association for Machine Translation), Oslo, Norway,; (2006)p. 95-104

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Building and Using a Russian Resource Grammar in GF

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics),; Vol. 2945(2004)p. 38-41

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Technical report - Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Chalmers University of Technology and Göteborg University: 19D

Doktorsavhandlingar vid Chalmers tekniska högskola. Ny serie: 2494

10.15 ED-salen, E-huset, Hörsalsvägen 11, Chalmers

Opponent: Prof. Lauri Carlson, Helsingfors Universitet, Helsingfors, Finland

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