SIL Electronic Working Papers
Author: Cheryl A. Black
Title: A PC-PATR Implementation of GB Syntax
Source: First presented at SIL's General CARLA Conference, 14-15 November 1996, Waxhaw, NC.
Keywords: computing, parsing, linguistics, grammar, syntax, GB, Government and Binding, X-bar, PATR
This paper documents the current status of a computational implementation of English syntax according to the Government and Binding Theory. The program used is PC-PATR, based on the PATR formalism. Both the relevant GB theory and the details of the implementation are covered in the text. The appendices include sample trees and features and a list of example sentences.