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13 July, 2012

More detail than required

Research / , , / 12:04 pm

I consider it a design principle, in the Maltese resource grammar for GF, to choose linguistic correctness over representational efficiency. I think at many points I will be confronted with the possibility to combine certain linguistic subdivisions together, or completely leave out bits of linguistic information, as they would be non-required by the GF RGL API or simply making things more complicated internally. But if I want this project to be a valuable contribution to the body of computational resources for Maltese (ad not just to GF), then I need to include more than just “what is necessary”. This also goes well with the vision of being to extract linguistic information out of the resource grammar and use it elsewhere.