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Query:   Another summary: Morphosyntactic Features
Author:  Mike_Maxwell Mike_Maxwell
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Morphology
Syntax

Summary:   IN LINGUIST LIST 9.1599 AND 9.1644, I SUMMARIZED THE RESPONSES I HAD
RECEIVED CONCERNING RESEARCH INTO POSSIBLE UNIVERSALS IN
MORPHOSYNTACTIC FEATURES (SIMILAR TO THE RESEARCH THAT HAS BEEN DONE
ON UNIVERSALS IN PHONETIC FEATURES).

SINCE THE LAST SUMMARY, A FEW MORE RESPONSES HAVE COME IN, WHICH I
SUMMARIZE BELOW. THANKS TO BRIAN ULICNY (BULICNY@LHS.COM), PRISCILLA
MCCOY (PMCCOY@SOCRATES.BERKELEY.EDU), AND JOERG KELLER
(JOERG.KELLER@SIGN-LANG.UNI-HAMBURG.DE).

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FOR A MORE APPLIED, LESS THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVE...
THE EAGLES (EXPERT ADVISORY GROUP ON LANGUAGE ENGINEERING
STANDARDS, AN INITIATIVE OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION (EC)... [HAS]
TRIED TO ADOPT A SYSTEM OF MORPPHOSYNTACTIC FEATURES THAT WOULD COVER
ALL OF THE EUROPEAN LANGUAGES. THE HOMEPAGE FOR THE PROJECT IS:

HTTP://WWW.ILC.PI.CNR.IT/EAGLES96/HOME.HTML

TWO DOCUMENTS OF PARTICULAR INTEREST WOULD BE:

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE MORPHOSYNTACTIC ANNOTATION OF CORPORA
HTTP://WWW.ILC.PI.CNR.IT/EAGLES96/ANNOTATE/ANNOTATE.HTML
FTP://FTP.ILC.PI.CNR.IT/PUB/EAGLES/CORPORA/ANNOTATE.PS.GZ

SYNOPSIS AND COMPARISON OF MORPHOSYNTACTIC PHENOMENA ENCODED IN LEXICONS
AND CORPORA.
A COMMON PROPOSAL AND APPLICATIONS TO EUROPEAN LANGUAGES.
HTTP://WWW.ILC.PI.CNR.IT/EAGLES96/MORPHSYN/MORPHSYN.HTML
FTP://FTP.ILC.PI.CNR.IT/PUB/EAGLES/LEXICONS/MORPHSYN.PS.GZ

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VICTOR FRIEDMAN

LL Issue: 9.1770
Date Posted: 11-Dec-1998
Original Query: Read original query