This page is written and maintained by EmilyBender. Please send comments by email.
The LinGO Grammar Matrix is an open-source starter-kit for rapid prototyping of precision broad-coverage grammars compatible with the LKB. The Matrix thrives on input from users working on varied languages. If you're interested, please contact us --- through the mailing list, or by emailing Emily Bender at ebender at u dot washington dot edu.
The Wish List page serves as a forum for relatively informal exchange among developers and consumers, in addition to the Matrix mailing list.
There is an excellent guide available (Flickinger, Dan, Emily M. Bender and Stephan Oepen. 2003. MRS in the LinGO Grammar Matrix: A Practical User's Guide. ms). Some of it is out of date, but it is still the best single source of information.
Matrix web site, includes publications and a list of languages
Customization page, to customize and download a current copy of the Matrix
http://www.delph-in.net/matrix/#where, for instructions on obtaining the customization system source code
trac site: Submit bug reports here!
Matrix-based multilingual grammar engineering course at the University of Washington, taught annually since 2004.
The Matrix is a key component of the Montage toolkit (currently still just a bunch of good ideas), a suite of tools to assist in the documentation of grammars of underdescribed languages.
VersionControlForGrammarDevelopment is a wiki page detailing how to use version control systems (e.g. SVN, Mercurial) with a grammar.
We have some examples in the short and sweet MRS Test Suites, which now exist for multiple languages.
Emily Bender's course, University of Washington
Petter Haugereid's course, NTNU and U. Saarlandes
Yi Zhang's course, U. Saarlandes
Tania Avgustinova's course, U. Saarlandes (see also http://www.coli.uni-saarland.de/kvv/detailpage.php?id=1351)
- Georgetown University 2009: Ling 564, Computational Grammar Formalisms, taught by Tony Davis
- OSU 2006: LINGUIST L614, Alternative Syntactic Theories, taught by Michael Daniels
Bender, Flickinger & Oepen's course, LSA Institute 2007
Sag, Wasow & Bender's course, LSA Institute 2005
- Gautam Sengupta's courses, University of Hyderabad
Francis Bond's course, Nanyang Technological University
The Grammar Matrix has been used as the basis for the following grammars:
The NorSource Grammar (Hellan and Haugereid, 2003)
KRG: The Korean Resource Grammar (Kim and Yang, 2003)
- The Modern Greek Grammar (Kordoni and Neu, 2005)
- The Spanish Resource Grammar (Marimon, Bel and Seghezzi, 2007)
LXGram: Portuguese Grammar (Branco and Costa, 2008)
HaG (Hausa Grammar; Crysmann, 2009)
WambayaTop: wmb (Wambaya; Bender, 2008)
8/11/11: Customization system source code available
10/27/08: New trac site announced. Submit bug reports here! Update: trac was getting spammed. Please submit bug reports (with choices files, if appropriate) to matrix-dev -at- uw.edu.
- We are currently expanding the phenomenon libraries to include case, agreement, tense and aspect, as well as extensions to the existing libraries for word order, sentential negation, yes-no questions and coordination.
- PET now has :+.
MatrixDevTop: Notes for Matrix developers
Work on the Grammar Matrix is currently supported by an NSF CAREER grant (BCS-0644097).