Computational linguists from research sites world-wide have joined forces in a collaborative effort aimed at ‘deep’ linguistic processing of human language. The goal is the combination of linguistic and statistical processing methods for getting at the meaning of texts and utterances. The partners have adopted Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG) and Minimal Recursion Semantics (MRS), two advanced models of formal linguistic analysis. They have also committed themselves to a shared format for grammatical representation and to a rigid scheme of evaluation, as well as to the general use of open-source licensing and transparency.
The collaboration involves researchers from the following institutions:
- Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway), Department of Language and Communication Studies
- Universtitat de Barcelona (Spain), Grup de Recerca Interuniversitari en Aplicacions Lingüístiques (GRIAL)
The DELPH-IN collaboration is open to additional partners who share our ambitious goals and commitments and who can dedicate the necessary resources to the common task.