[developers] Feature unification API library
crysmann at ifk.uni-bonn.de
Thu Jul 23 12:53:05 CEST 2009
You should probably talk to Bernd Kiefer. He's working on an API for
On Thu, 2009-07-23 at 09:21 +0200, W.P. McNeill (UW) wrote:
> I've talked to a couple of you about this at the Barcelona summit but
> I wanted to send a broader email.
> One thing I'd love to have is a fast, efficient, library-based
> implementation of feature structure unification. Something written in
> C and separate from the cheap code so that it could be called by other
> programs/scripting languages, NLTK etc.
> I'm picturing a user-provided function for value unification whose
> prototype looks something like this:
> bool value_unify(char *value1, char* value2)
> so that the whole issue of what kind of grammar you have is kept
> Has anyone ever tried to create a library like this? If not, where is
> the unification source code in cheap so that I can get an idea of how
> it works?
> I have absolutely no time to look at this in the near future, but I've
> been curious about it for a while so it would be good information to
> know and have archived.
> W.P. McNeill
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