Course Material for Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG) for German
This course develops a modell of the German language. The lecture provides an introduction into the following main concepts:
- representation of valence information and semantic information,
- grammar rules, and
- lexical rules.
- Part one of the course:
- clause structure,
- relatively free constituent order,
- non-local dependencies (fronting in declarative sentences and relative clauses),
- Part two of the course:
- case assignment,
- the verbal complex,
- raising and control constructions,
- particle verbs, and
- morphology (inflection and derivation).
The analyses will be coached in the framework of Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG). HPSG uses typed feature structures for modelling linguistic objects. Phonological, morphological and syntactitc structures are described using the same description inventory. Semantic representations are build together with morphological and syntactic structures.
HPSG uses multiple inheritance and type hierarchies to express generalizations about words and phrases.
HPSG was used in the largest AI project in Germany (VerbMobil) for the analysis of German, English and Japanese utterances.
- Grammar Fragments for TRALE
- HPSG Implementation for playing
(Danger! The analyses partly differ from those described in the textbook. The analyses described in the textbook are implemented in the HPSG toy grammars referred to by the link above.)
Examples of Examinations
- pdf ( 65K)