Environnement Linguistique d'Unification

ELU (Environnement Linguistique d'Unification) is an enhanced PATR-II style environment for linguistic development written and developed at ISSCO (see Johnson and Rosner (1989), Russell et al. (1990), Estival et al. (1990)). As its name indicates, ELU is based on unification and its purpose is the development of computational linguistic applications in general. It provides a declarative environment which allows linguists to write grammars that can be used both for parsing and for generation. In addition to these two standard functions of a linguistic development environment, ELU also supports a transfer component. Together, these three components allow the development of a system which can analyze a text in one language and generate its translation in another language, making ELU particularly suitable for experimenting with machine translation.

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