The GF Resource Grammar Library (RGL) implements the morphology (inflection) and basic syntax (phrase structure) of more than 30 languages: Afrikaans, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Interlingua, Japanese, Italian, Latvian, Maltese, Mongolian, Nepali, Norwegian bokmål, Nynorsk, Persian, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Sindhi, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, and Urdu. These resources are freely available as open-source software.
We are constantly welcoming new languages, especially from new language families. Learn more at the RGL status page. The summer school is an excellent place to get started with a new language.
The following Google TechTalk gives an overview of the GF technology and its many applications:
You will find the GF book a very good companion to your studies (available also as an e-book). However, the book is not a requirement for successful participation in the summer school.
The summer school is co-organised by Tampere University, Department of …
The interests of the research centre lie in …
Our second theme is Abstract Wikipedia: an effort in multilingual natural language generation at a large scale, targeting a diverse set of languages and language families.
The special themes are present in two ways:
The summer school is pefectly suitable for a student who is interested in other aspects of grammar engineering.
|9am–12pm: Lectures in class||Aarne Ranta. A tour of the GF Ecosystem.
Inari Listenmaa. Tutorial: small grammars in GF binder.
|TBA. Core linguistic constructions.
Tutorial: mini resource grammar.
|TBA. Systematic overview of GF concepts.
Extended mini resource grammar.
|TBA. Full resource grammar and its API.
WordNet in GF.
|TBA. Design and implementation of application grammars.
Hands-on with an application grammar.
|1–5pm: Hands‑on in class||Installing GF, building small grammars||Starting mini resource in GF shell||Work on projects / TBA||Work on projects / TBA||Participant presentations: plans for summer school projects|
Weekend: Excursion TBA.
|9am–12pm: Lectures in class||TBA. TBA
||TBA. TBA||TBA. TBA||TBA. TBA||Participant presentations: summer school projects|
|1–4pm: Hands‑on in class||TBA / Work on projects||TBA / Work on projects||TBA / Work on projects||TBA / Work on projects||Participant presentations|
|Aarne Ranta||University of Gothenburg
|Jyrki Nummenmaa||Tampere University||TBA|
|Inari Listenmaa||Digital Grammars||GF tutorial;
The summer school will take place in Tampere, home to Tampere University.