Successful AAAI Symposium

All the participants of the AAAI Spring Symposium on computational construction grammar and natural language understanding.

Computational construction grammar has really taken flight since the 2017 AAAI Spring Symposium on Computational Construction Grammar and Natural Language Understanding in Stanford. Fluid Construction Grammar was of course well represented, and we want to highlight the following contributions:

Get Fluid Construction Grammar !


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 ‘Basics of Fluid Construction Grammar’ by Luc Steels, to appear in Constructions and Frames. You can download a draft of the article here. A web demonstration that supports the article is available too.

Video lecture on argument structure online!

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.

Video lecture on morphology online

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.

Second video lecture online

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.

First lecture online

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.