The Korean Resource Grammar is a computational grammar for Korean currently under development by Jong-Bok Kim (Kyung Hee Univ., Seoul), Jaehyung Yang (Kangnam Univ), Sanghoun Song (UW), and Francis Bond(NTU). It was aimed to develop an open source grammar of Korean. This grammar was developed in the formalism of Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG) and Minimal Recursion Semantics (MRS).

HSPG is an integrated syntax-semantic approach on a lexical basis. Complex signs are combined by unification. The Korean grammar has a broad lexical and syntactic coverage, such that it will be possible to use it in products like automatic email response systems.

MRS is the semantic formalism, which offers an interface between syntax and semantics using feature structures. The formalism has syntactically flat structures, offers at the same time the possibility of the handling of scope relations. The semantics was developed in close cooperation with the LinGO English Resource Grammar.

In addition, reuse of the English Resource Grammar (ERG, see Flickinger, 2000) is facilitated by the LinGO Grammar Matrix (see Bender et al., 2002), an open source tool ("starter-kit") designed for the rapid development of multilingual broad coverage grammars couched in HPSG and MRS and based on LKB.
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LATEST UPDATE: June 30, 2010