As part of the SONY CSL Paris open day on October 27th, we will be demonstrating the latest features and applications of Fluid Construction Grammar. In particular, we are proud to debut two important new developments in FCG. Firstly, FCG Interactive, a web application that gives you the power of FCG from your own web browser, is live and in its beta release. Secondly, our first large scale English grammar, developed by Remi Van Trijp, will be available on FCG Interactive. On the FCG application side of things, we will demonstrate how FCG can be used to solve challenging English-Japanese machine translation. This takes the form of a live, multi-lingual, chat room translation demo.
The ‘Constructional Language Processing’ and ‘Participative multi-user multi-language chat room’ demos will be running from 15:00 – 20:00. Registration is free and the event is open to everyone, so please do come along.
The full programme of events is available here:
Internship: computational linguist / grammar engineer
Duration: 6 months
Starting date: immediately
Description: Sony Computer Science Laboratory Paris is a small but booming research cell in the center of Paris (France). It currently offers an internship of 6 months in its language team. During the internship, you will develop a basic grammar for Japanese and integrate the grammar within an existing Machine Translation application for Japanese-English and English-Japanese. As part of the internship, you will receive formation in the language technologies developed at Sony CSL Paris, including a.o. Fluid Construction Grammar (www.fcg-net.org). You will receive a renumeration for your internship that complies to French legislation and Sony’s staff agreements. Sony is an equal opportunity employer and encourages anyone with the right qualifications to apply (requested background: Master student in computer science, computational linguistics, artificial intelligence or equivalent). Please send your resume and motivation letter to Dr Remi van Trijp (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A tutorial on the basics of Fluid Construction Grammar will be held on 17 December 2015 in Leuven on the occasion of the Morphology Days 2015. Katrien Beuls and Paul Van Eecke will lead the two-hour tutorial and guide you through the basic grammar operations and the new simplified notation that should make it easier to understand the kind of constructional processing FCG makes possible.
Katrien Beuls and Remi van Trijp organize the annual BKL-CBL conference 2015 that will take place at the VUB the 8th of June. The topic of the conference is Computational Construction Grammar and Constructional change. Confirmed speakers include Graeme Trousdale, Luc Steels, Kristin Davidse, Peter Petré and Arie Verhagen.
Apart from the main conference, a tutorial on Fluid Construction Grammar will take place on the 7th and 9th of june.
Both conference and tutorial are free of charge.
You can find the details of the BKL-CBL conference and the tutorial on Fluid Construction Grammar on this link.
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!
A technical video lecture on how to manage search in FCG is available now from the lectures page.
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 the video lecture on handling morphology in FCG has been published now. You find all learning materials, including exercises and slides on the lecture’s page now.
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.