Computational Issues in Fluid Construction Grammar

Design Patterns in Fluid Construction Grammar

This state-of-the-art-survey documents the Fluid Construction Grammar (FCG), a new formalism for the representation of lexicons and grammars, which has been used in a wide range of case studies for different languages, both for studying specific grammatical phenomena and design patterns, as for investigating language learning and language evolution. The book focuses on the many complex computational issues that arise when writing challenging real world grammars and hence emphasises depth of analysis rather than broad scope. The volume contains 13 contributions organized in 5 parts from “Basic”, and “Implementation”, over “Case Studies”, and “Formal Analysis”, up to 3 papers presenting a “Conclusion”.

Demonstrations, source code and samples

  • You can find interactive web demonstrations of the examples discussed in the book in our demonstrations page.
  • The source code of Fluid Construction Grammar can be downloaded for free at this website as part of the Babel2 experiment framework.

Contributions

Foreword

  • [PDF] Loetzsch, Martin. “Tools for Grammar Engineering.” Computational Issues in Fluid Construction Grammar. Ed. Steels, Luc. Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2012. .
    [Bibtex]
    @incollection{loetzsch2012tools,
         Author = {Loetzsch, Martin},
         Title = {Tools for Grammar Engineering},
         Booktitle = {Computational Issues in {Fluid Construction Grammar}},
         Editor = {Steels, Luc},
         Publisher = {Springer Verlag},
         Address = {Berlin},
         Year = {2012}}
  • [PDF] Steels, Luc. “Design Methods for Fluid Construction Grammar.” Computational Issues in Fluid Construction Grammar. Ed. Steels, Luc. Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2012. .
    [Bibtex]
    @incollection{steels2012design-methods,
         Author = {Steels, Luc},
         Title = {Design Methods for {Fluid Construction Grammar}},
         Booktitle = {Computational Issues in {Fluid Construction Grammar}},
         Editor = {Steels, Luc},
         Publisher = {Springer Verlag},
         Address = {Berlin},
         Year = {2012}}

Implementation

  • [PDF] Stadler, Kevin. “Chunking Constructions.” Computational Issues in Fluid Construction Grammar. Ed. Steels, Luc. Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2012. .
    [Bibtex]
    @incollection{stadler2012chunking,
         Author = {Stadler, Kevin},
         Title = {Chunking Constructions},
         Booktitle = {Computational Issues in {Fluid Construction Grammar}},
         Editor = {Steels, Luc},
         Publisher = {Springer Verlag},
         Address = {Berlin},
         Year = {2012}}
  • [PDF] van Trijp, Remi. “A Reflective Architecture for Language Processing and Learning.” Computational Issues in Fluid Construction Grammar. Ed. Steels, Luc. Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2012. .
    [Bibtex]
    @incollection{vantrijp2012strategies,
      Address = {Berlin},
      Author = {{van Trijp}, Remi},
      Booktitle = {{Computational Issues in Fluid Construction Grammar}},
      Date-Added = {2011-06-10 13:28:57 +0200},
      Date-Modified = {2011-06-10 13:29:22 +0200},
      Editor = {Steels, Luc},
      Publisher = {Springer Verlag},
      Title = {A Reflective Architecture for Language Processing and Learning},
      Year = {2012}}

Case Studies

  • [PDF] Beuls, Katrien. “Handling Scope in Fluid Construction Grammar: A Case Study for Spanish Modals.” Computational Issues in Fluid Construction Grammar. Ed. Steels, Luc. Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2012. .
    [Bibtex]
    @incollection{beuls2012spanish,
         Author = {Beuls, Katrien},
         Title = {Handling Scope in {Fluid Construction Grammar}: A Case Study for {Spanish} Modals},
         Booktitle = {Computational Issues in {Fluid Construction Grammar}},
         Editor = {Steels, Luc},
         Publisher = {Springer Verlag},
         Address = {Berlin},
         Year = {2012}}
  • [PDF] Gerasymova, Kateryna. “Expressing Grammatical Meaning with Morphology: A Case Study for Russian Aspect.” Computational Issues in Fluid Construction Grammar. Ed. Steels, Luc. Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2012. .
    [Bibtex]
    @incollection{gerasymova2012expressing,
         Author = {Gerasymova, Kateryna},
         Title = {Expressing Grammatical Meaning with Morphology: A Case Study for {Russian} Aspect},
         Booktitle = {Computational Issues in {Fluid Construction Grammar}},
         Editor = {Steels, Luc},
         Publisher = {Springer Verlag},
         Address = {Berlin},
         Year = {2012}}
  • [PDF] Höfer, Sebastian. “Complex Declension Systems and Morphology in Fluid Construction Grammar: A Case Study of Polish.” Computational Issues in Fluid Construction Grammar. Ed. Steels, Luc. Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2012. .
    [Bibtex]
    @incollection{hoefer2012complex,
         Author = {H\"{o}fer, Sebastian},
         Title = {Complex Declension Systems and Morphology in {Fluid Construction Grammar}: A Case Study of {Polish}},
         Booktitle = {Computational Issues in {Fluid Construction Grammar}},
         Editor = {Steels, Luc},
         Publisher = {Springer Verlag},
         Address = {Berlin},
         Year = {2012}}
  • [PDF] Micelli, Vanessa. “Field Topology and Information Structure: A Case Study for German Constituent Order.” Computational Issues in Fluid Construction Grammar. Ed. Steels, Luc. Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2012. .
    [Bibtex]
    @incollection{micelli2012field,
         Author = {Micelli, Vanessa},
         Title = {Field Topology and Information Structure: A Case Study for {German} Constituent Order},
         Booktitle = {Computational Issues in {Fluid Construction Grammar}},
         Editor = {Steels, Luc},
         Publisher = {Springer Verlag},
         Address = {Berlin},
         Year = {2012}}

Formal Analysis

  • [PDF] De Beule, Joachim. “A Formal Deconstruction of Fluid Construction Grammar.” Computational Issues in Fluid Construction Grammar. Ed. Steels, Luc. Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2012. .
    [Bibtex]
    @incollection{debeule2012formal,
         Author = {De Beule, Joachim},
         Title = {A Formal Deconstruction of {Fluid Construction Grammar}},
         Booktitle = {Computational Issues in {Fluid Construction Grammar}},
         Editor = {Steels, Luc},
         Publisher = {Springer Verlag},
         Address = {Berlin},
         Year = {2012}}
  • [PDF] Sierra, Josefina. “A Logic Programming Approach to Parsing and Production in Fluid Construction Grammar.” Computational Issues in Fluid Construction Grammar. Ed. Steels, Luc. Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2012. .
    [Bibtex]
    @incollection{sierra2012logic,
         Author = {Sierra, Josefina},
         Title = {A Logic Programming Approach to Parsing and Production in {Fluid Construction Grammar}},
         Booktitle = {Computational Issues in {Fluid Construction Grammar}},
         Editor = {Steels, Luc},
         Publisher = {Springer Verlag},
         Address = {Berlin},
         Year = {2012}}

Comparisons

  • [PDF] Chang, Nancy, Joachim De Beule, and Vanessa Micelli. “Computational Construction Grammar: Comparing ECG and FCG.” Computational Issues in Fluid Construction Grammar. Ed. Steels, Luc. Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2012. .
    [Bibtex]
    @incollection{chang2012computational,
         Author = {Chang, Nancy and {De Beule}, Joachim and Micelli, Vanessa},
         Title = {Computational Construction Grammar: Comparing {ECG} and {FCG}},
         Booktitle = {Computational Issues in {Fluid Construction Grammar}},
         Editor = {Steels, Luc},
         Publisher = {Springer Verlag},
         Address = {Berlin},
         Year = {2012}}
  • [PDF] Ciortuz, Liviu and Vlad Saveluc. “Fluid Construction Grammar and Feature Constraints Logics.” Computational Issues in Fluid Construction Grammar. Ed. Steels, Luc. Berlin: Springer Verlag, 2012. .
    [Bibtex]
    @incollection{ciortuz2012fcglight,
         Author = {Ciortuz, Liviu and Saveluc, Vlad},
         Title = {{Fluid Construction Grammar} and Feature Constraints Logics},
         Booktitle = {Computational Issues in {Fluid Construction Grammar}},
         Editor = {Steels, Luc},
         Publisher = {Springer Verlag},
         Address = {Berlin},
         Year = {2012}}

Errata