Fluid Construction Grammar can be downloaded as part of the Babel 2 software package. Babel 2 is a general cognitive framework that connects FCG with language technologies for conceptualization and interpretation, and with mechanisms for cognitive processing, learning, multi-agent interactions, and robotic embodiment. For more information on downloading Babel 2, click here !
As of 2015, a new notation for FCG has been introduced. The details and a few examples can be found in the article ‘The basics of Fluid Construction Grammar’ by Luc Steels, to appear in Constructions and Frames. You can download a draft of the article here.
Our latest video tutorial handles long-distance dependencies, one of the most hotly debated topics in linguistics. Make sure to check the tutorial here and come back soon for part 2 of the lecture!
This week’s lecture teaches you how to use feature matrices for handling complex linguistic phenomena, ranging from case agreement to feature indeterminacy and feature neutrality. It also shows you how to use the Expand operator.
This lecture handles one of the most salient aspects of construction grammar: argument structure constructions. In construction grammar, argument realization is explained through the free interaction of lexical and grammatical constructions where the same lexical construction may be combined with different argument structure constructions. The lecture will teach you how this free combination is possible, and how coercion can be achieved.
Part 2 of our video tutorial on Fluid Construction Grammar kicks off today with a lecture on how to handle morphology. You can check the first part of the lecture at this link. Today’s lecture focuses on a holistic approach to morphology where you take a lexical construction and combine it with several possible surface form realizations. Next week, we’ll tackle part two of this lecture: how to take a compositional approach to morphology.
After a short Summer break, our FCG tutorial continues with video lecture 07, the last one of Part 1. This week’s lecture teaches you all about using templates and abstractions for handling the complexity of grammar writing.
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.