MULTEXT-East Morphosyntactic Specifications

1.4. Organisation of the language-specific chapters

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The language application parts present the specifications category by category and are structured as follows:

  1. a chapter describing the features and values pertinent to a given category in the form of tables with examples from the language in question; these tables have been mostly automatically generated from the common tables. The language specific tables, however, do often have significant additional information, e.g. examples or localisation of names.
  2. a chapter providing the allowed combinations of values for the particular language, which is, in some cases, supplemented by c) a list of examples from the lexicon or corpus. Two different strategies of displaying combinations have been followed:
    • all the admitted combinations are provided together with an example. This has the disadvantage of producing big lists, given the high number of features and values to combine together, but the advantage of providing the only legal combinations with the relevant constraints in the application of some features/values in presence of other features or values or combination of them (see e.g. Gender in Personal Pronouns).
    • a mathematical expression (essentially a regular expression) describing the combinations is provided, which can subsequently used to generate all combinations, possibly including some which are not valid.
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Date: 2021-08-20
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