The fourth lecture of our FCG tutorial has been posted to the lectures page now. This lecture teaches you how to organize your constructions into a construction inventory and how to deal with construction inventory configurations.
The third lecture of our FCG tutorial is now online. You can find the video and tutorial materials at this page. This third lecture teaches you how to write and process grammatical constructions.
The second lecture of the FCG tutorial is now online! The lecture is split in two videos and explains how constructions are operationalized in FCG, how they can be processed, and how complex lexical constructions can be written. You can find the lecture at this page.
The first lecture in our new video tutorial series is now officially live. You can check the video and its course materials at this page. The first lecture immediately goes into some technical details about the most basic representation and processing techniques of FCG. The reward awaits in lecture two, where you will learn how these techniques can be used for representing and processing constructions.
Great news for everyone who is interested in using Fluid Construction Grammar for building NLP applications or conducting computational linguistics research! Starting today, a series of video lectures will be made available on this website that will guide you from the very basics of FCG to full-blown grammar development. Check out the new tutorial webpage for more information.
You can download the latest FCG source code including a new range of construction templates from Babel2 website now. The demos that accompany the 2011 volume on Design Patterns in Fluid Construction Grammar are still included in the release.
A new paper just got published that explains how long-distance dependencies can be handled in FCG:
van Trijp, Remi (2014). Long-Distance Dependencies without Filler-Gaps: A Cognitive-Functional Approach in Fluid Construction Grammar. Language and Cognition. doi:10.1017/langcog.2014.8
Remi van Trijp and Katrien Beuls will give a tutorial on computational construction grammar at the LREC 2014 conference on 31 May 2014. The motivation of the tutorial is to create a community of experts that collaborate on open source grammars in different languages. Such an endeavor may have interesting practical purposes — especially in domains that require rich semantics — but is also interesting from a scientific point of view, namely how to operationalize cognitive-functional linguistics.
As follow-up of the tutorial, online training materials and video lectures will be made available. If you are interested in receiving an update on when those lectures are accessible, please mail us at email@example.com.
A new article just appeared in Constructions and Frames that compares Fluid Construction Grammar to Sign-Based Construction Grammar:
van Trijp, Remi (2013). A Comparison between Fluid Construction Grammar and Sign-Based Construction Grammar. Constructions and Frames 5(1): pp. 88-116. DOI: 10.1075/cf.5.1.04van
The journal Computational Linguistics just accepted a review by Nathan Schneider (Carnegie Mellon University) and Reut Tsarfaty (Uppsala University) of the book “Design Patterns in Fluid Construction Grammar”. You can access the full text here.
Schneider and Tsarfaty write that the book succeeds in “demonstrating the feasibility of implementing the constructional approach in a full-ﬂedged computational framework.” The reviewers also “suggest that the CxG perspective presents a formidable challenge to the CL/NLP community”, and that they “hope this book will be provocative even outside of the grammar engineering community.”