Language Resources and Evaluation

, Volume 41, Issue 2, pp 191–207

Urdu in a parallel grammar development environment


DOI: 10.1007/s10579-007-9042-8

Cite this article as:
Butt, M. & King, T.H. Lang Resources & Evaluation (2007) 41: 191. doi:10.1007/s10579-007-9042-8


In this paper, we report on the role of the Urdu grammar in the Parallel Grammar (ParGram) project (Butt, M., King, T. H., Niño, M.-E., & Segond, F. (1999). A grammar writer’s cookbook. CSLI Publications; Butt, M., Dyvik, H., King, T. H., Masuichi, H., & Rohrer, C. (2002). ‘The parallel grammar project’. In: Proceedings of COLING 2002, Workshop on grammar engineering and evaluation, pp. 1–7). The Urdu grammar was able to take advantage of standards in analyses set by the original grammars in order to speed development. However, novel constructions, such as correlatives and extensive complex predicates, resulted in expansions of the analysis feature space as well as extensions to the underlying parsing platform. These improvements are now available to all the project grammars.


Urdu Deep grammars Grammer engineering Parallel grammar development LFG 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universität KonstanzKonstanzGermany
  2. 2.Palo Alto Research CenterPalo AltoUSA

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