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
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
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.