5.0003 Syntactic Parser for Greek; TeX IPA font (2/55)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Tue, 7 May 91 23:18:37 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 5, No. 0003. Tuesday, 7 May 1991.

(1) Date: 07 May 91 15:57:54 bst (16 lines)
From: Rachel Weiss <raw@uk.ac.ed.aipna>
Forwardedy by: D.Mealand@edinburgh.ac.uk
Subject: Syntactic Parser for Greek

(2) Date: Mon, 6 May 91 17:02:50 PDT (39 lines)
From: Thomas B. Ridgeway <ridgeway@blackbox.hacc.washington.edu>
Subject: Re: 4.1316 IPA font for TeX

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Date: 07 May 91 15:57:54 bst
From: D.Mealand@edinburgh.ac.uk
Subject: Re: Report

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Subject: Syntactic Parser for Greek
Date: Fri, 3 May 91 11:47:27 GMT

An Automatic Parser for New Testament Greek

Generalised Phrase Structure Grammar(GPSG) is a way of analysing
natural language in terms of feature-value pairs. Six years ago a
partial GPSG analysis of classical Greek was written as a PhD thesis by
Ronnie Cann. I attempted to implement this analysis on a sun3 using the
Grammar Development Environment(GDE), a Lisp tool developed by the
Alvey project.

AIM: The original motivation came from the New Testament
Department at Edinburgh University, who suggested an
automatic parser for teaching purposes. The emphasis of the project was
on syntactic analysis.

The Fribergs' tagged text was used to provide morphological information
about each word.

RESULT: Given a sentence of NT Greek a parse tree is produced showing
the structure of the sentence ie what is the direct or indirect object
of the verb, which adjective agrees with which noun etc.

The work was done as a 5-month MSc project and so is incomplete. Only
basic grammatical constructions can be coped with and the display needs
improving to be comprehensible to any but linguists.

If anyone is interested in hearing more about this work, please contact
me on raw%uk.ac.edinburgh.aipna@ukacrl (or D.Mealand%uk.ac.edinburgh@ukacrl)
or write to:

Rachel Weiss
Department of Artificial Intelligence
80 South Bridge
Edinburgh EH15 1LP

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Date: Mon, 6 May 91 17:02:50 PDT
From: Thomas B. Ridgeway <ridgeway@blackbox.hacc.washington.edu>
Subject: Re: 4.1316 IPA font for TeX

In issue 4.1316 J"org Knappen kindly credits me with authorship of
the IPA font for TeX which is available at ymir.claremont.edu
The font actually originates from Washington State University;
I believe we are to credit Janene Winter for the font (I may
be mistaken, and would be pleased to be corrected).

For a complex of reasons others, myself included, *have*
undertaken versions of IPA-like fonts for TeX; ours has never
been `officially released', though a first-stage release of our font
is included in the ITF Interlinear Text Formatter devised by the Summer
Institute of Linguistics.

For the technically adept and TeX-experienced:
The current version of our IPA font is still not `released' but
it may be examined by any interested parties. Since the test-release
in 1989 we have added an italic face and some additional characters.
The metafont source code is available at
blackbox.hacc.washington.edu []
in directory pub/wnipa/wnipa91
You will of course have to be able to run wnipa10 and wnipai10 through
metafont to be able to see anything :). If you do take copies of wnipa91
please be advised that this font will certainly be changed in the
course of this year, and the layout of characters within the font is
likely to be affected.

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