Disclaimer! A new notation for FCG was introduced in 2015. Because the lectures below are still in the old notation, some of them might be outdated. We plan to launch a new lecture series soon. In the mean time, we point you to ‘The basics of Fluid Construction Grammar‘ paper and the tutorial folder in the Babel2 release.

Welcome to the Fluid Construction Grammar tutorial! You will find video lectures on this page that will show you how to use FCG for building NLP applications or for conducting computational linguistics research. Click here if you want to know about the lecturers.

The course overview looks as follows:

Part 1: Technical Lectures

  1. Feature Structures and Term Unification (Remi van Trijp)
  2. Writing and Processing Lexical Constructions (Remi van Trijp)
  3. Writing Grammatical Constructions (Remi van Trijp)
  4. Construction Inventories and Configurations (Katrien Beuls)
  5. Writing Goal Tests (Katrien Beuls)
  6. Grammar in Action (Katrien Beuls)
  7. Using templates and Abstractions (Remi van Trijp)

Part 2: Lectures on Common Solutions for Complex Phenomena

  1. Two Ways of Handling Morphology (Katrien Beuls and Remi van Trijp)
  2. Argument Structure and Coercion (Remi van Trijp)
  3. Feature Matrices for Handling Ambiguity and Feature Indeterminacy (Remi van Trijp)
  4. Managing Search (Katrien Beuls)
  5. Long-Distance Dependencies and Multilayered Analyses (Remi van Trijp)

Part 3: Beyond Conventional Grammar Processing

  1. Diagnostics and Repairs (Katrien Beuls and Remi van Trijp)
  2. Robust Processing of Unknown Words (Remi van Trijp)
  3. Priming Networks (Katrien Beuls)
  4. Combining Probability Theory with Models of Deep Language Processing (Katrien Beuls and Remi van Trijp)

Extra-Curricular: Why Construction Grammar? (Luc Steels)