The syntactic parsing of ASD-STE100 adverbials in ARTEMIS


  • Francisco J. Cortés-Rodríguez Universidad de La Laguna
  • Carolina Rodríguez-Juárez Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria



adjuncts, FunGramKB, ARTEMIS, parsing rules, simplified technical English


This paper seeks to offer an update of the syntactic representation of adverbials in the Lexical Constructional Model and the multipurpose lexico-conceptual knowledge base, FunGramKB, and to implement the conditions that are necessary for an effective parsing of such constituents within ARTEMIS, a NLP prototype within FunGramKB for the computational treatment of the syntax and semantics of sentences. As regards the status of adverbials in the Layered Structure of the Clause (LSC) proposed in Role and Reference Grammar, it is striking that they have been somewhat sidelined, despite the programmatic proposal in Van Valin (2005) for a distribution of adjuncts along the different layers in the LSC. Since then, almost no further contribution has been offered to fully expand this new scheme. Thus, our aim is to fully embody a layered approach for adverbials and to adapt our proposal to the conditions imposed by the Grammar Development Environment in ARTEMIS, by developing the rules that are necessary for the parsing of the catalogue of adverbials of a corpus written in the controlled natural language ASD-STE100.


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Francisco J. Cortés-Rodríguez, Universidad de La Laguna

Instituto de Lingüística 'Andrés Bello'


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