Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
(ICSLP 2000)

Beijing, China
October 16-20, 2000

An Imperative Programming Language for Spoken Language Translation

Alexander Franz, Keiko Horiguchi, Lei Duan

Spoken Language Technology, Sony US Research Laboratories, USA

This paper describes the Grammar Programming Language (GPL), a new formalism for feature-structure-based linguistic computation. GPL was designed to meet the needs of spoken language translation. GPL is easy to use, concise, and efficient, and it allows the direct expression of detailed linguistic algorithms. GPL was used successfully as the basis of Sony's machine translation project.


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Bibliographic reference.  Franz, Alexander / Horiguchi, Keiko / Duan, Lei (2000): "An imperative programming language for spoken language translation", In ICSLP-2000, vol.3, 386-389.