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An HPSG-based Formal Grammar of a Core Fragment of Georgian Implemented in TRALE
Thesis title in Czech: An HPSG-based Formal Grammar of a Core Fragment of Georgian Implemented in TRALE
Thesis title in English: An HPSG-based Formal Grammar of a Core Fragment of Georgian Implemented in TRALE
Key words: formal grammar, Georgian, HPSG, TRALE
English key words: formal grammar, Georgian, HPSG, TRALE
Academic year of topic announcement: 2010/2011
Type of assignment: diploma thesis
Thesis language: angličtina
Department: Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics (32-UFAL)
Supervisor: Ing. Alexandr Rosen, Ph.D.
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Date of registration: 30.11.2010
Date of assignment: 30.11.2010
Date and time of defence: 06.09.2011 00:00
Date of electronic submission:28.08.2011
Date of submission of printed version:05.08.2011
Date of proceeded defence: 06.09.2011
Reviewers: RNDr. Jiří Hana, Ph.D.
 
 
 
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The Georgian language is remarkably different from Indo-European languages and has many interesting and ? from the computational point of view ? challenging phenomena: high degree of agglutination, free word order, polypersonal verbal agreement, split ergativity, etc.

On the other hand, HPSG is a very powerful and highly lexicalized grammar formalism and one of the most popular formalisms nowadays.
The goal of the thesis is to build a formal grammar for the core of Georgian in the formalism of HPSG. The research will involve a formal analysis of most lexical and morphological categories as typed featured structures, and of the following syntactic phenomena as principles of a formal grammar:

a) Free constituent order
b) Complementation (verbal)
c) Adjunction (adverbials, attributes)
d) Embedded clauses/predicates
e) Ergative

The formal grammar will be implemented in TRALE, a system for testing and exploiting constraint-based grammars using typed feature structures. The coverage and performance of the system will be evaluated against a test suite of relevant examples exhaustively illustrating the described phenomena.
References
1] K. Pkhakadze, Fundamentals of the modern logical grammar of the Georgian language (in Georgian), Scientific-educational journal ? Georgian language and logic, January?June, 2005.
[2] A. Shanidze, Fundamentals of the Georgian grammar, Tbilisi, 1942.
[3] C. Pollard & I. Sag., Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994.
[4] M. Haji-Abdolhosseini & G. Penn, TRALE reference manual. 2003.
 
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