Querying and updating treebanks: A critical survey and requirements analysis

Catherine Lai, Steven Bird

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Abstract / Description of output

Language technology makes extensive use of hierarchically annotated text and speech data. These databases are stored in flat files and manipulated using corpus-specific query tools or special-purpose scripts. While the size of these databases and the range of applications has grown rapidly in recent years, neither method for managing the data has led to reusable, scalable software. The formal properties of the query languages are not well understood. Hence established methods for indexing tree data and optimizing tree queries cannot be employed. We analyze a range of existing linguistic query languages, and adduce a set of requirements for a reusable, scalable linguistic query language.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIn Proceedings of the Australasian Language Technology Workshop
Place of PublicationSydney, Australia
PublisherAustralian Speech Science & Technology Association Inc
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)0 9581946 1 0
Publication statusPublished - 2004
EventAustralasian Language Technology Workshop 2004 - Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Duration: 8 Dec 20048 Dec 2004


ConferenceAustralasian Language Technology Workshop 2004


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