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Experiences of Language Engineering Algorithm Reuse

Gambäck, Björn and Olsson, Fredrik (2000) Experiences of Language Engineering Algorithm Reuse. In: 2nd International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, Athens, Greece.

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Abstract

Abstract Traditionally, the level of reusability of language processing resources within the research community has been very low. Most of the recycling of linguistic resources has been concerned with reuse of data, e.g., corpora, lexica, and grammars, while the algorithmic resources far too seldom have been shared between dierent projects and institutions. As a consequence, researchers who are willing to reuse somebody else's processing components have been forced to invest major eorts into issues of integration, inter-process communication, and interface design. In this paper, we discuss the experiences drawn from the svensk project regarding the issues on reusability of language engineering software as well as some of the challenges for the research community which are prompted by them. Their main characteristics can be laid out along three dimensions; technical/software challenges, linguistic challenges, and `political' challenges. In the end, the unavoidable conclusion is that it denitely is time to bring more aspects of engineering into the Computational Linguistic community!

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:svensk, gate, natural language engineering, software architecture, reuse
ID Code:76
Deposited By:Userware Researcher
Deposited On:31 Oct 2005
Last Modified:18 Nov 2009 15:51

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