[developers] Feature unification API library
W.P. McNeill (UW)
billmcn at u.washington.edu
Thu Jul 23 18:10:06 CEST 2009
Started a wiki page on this topic:
On Thu, Jul 23, 2009 at 12:53 PM, Berthold Crysmann <
crysmann at ifk.uni-bonn.de> wrote:
> 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
> > separate.
> > 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
> > http://staff.washington.edu/billmcn/index.shtml
Sent from Barcelona, Spain
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