We present a case study of the methodology of using information extracted from interlinear glossed text (IGT) to create of actual working HPSG grammar fragments using the Grammar Matrix focusing on one language: Chintang. Though the results are barely measurable in terms of coverage over running text, they nonetheless provide a proof of concept. Our experience report reflects on the ways in which this task is non-trivial and on mismatches between the assumptions of the methodology and the realities of IGT as produced in a large-scale field project.


  author = {Bender, Emily M. and Crowgey, Joshua and Goodman, Michael Wayne and Xia, Fei},
  title = {Learning Grammar Specifications from IGT: A Case Study of Chintang},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2014 Workshop on the Use of Computational Methods in the Study of Endangered Languages},
  month = jun,
  year = {2014},
  address = {Baltimore, Maryland, USA},
  publisher = {Association for Computational Linguistics},
  pages = {43--53},
  url = {http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W14-2206}