Section: Other Grants and Activities
Galician government research project Victoria (2008 – 2010)
Participants : Éric Villemonte de La Clergerie, Benoît Sagot.
As a follow-up of a long lasting collaboration with Galician universities, ALPAGE, Éric de La Clergerie and Benoît Sagot are strongly involved as associate researchers in the Galician government research project Victoria on the development of Spanish and Galician linguistic resources by adapting tools, methods and resources developed by ALPAGE. Section 6.7 describes the results obtained in this direction in 2009.
French-German ANR project Pergram (2009 – 2011)
Participant : Benoît Sagot.
The Pergram project (French-German ANR/DFG project) is lead by Pollet Samvelian (University Paris 3). Its goal is the description of central phenomena in Persian and the development of a non-trivial grammar fragment in the framework of HPSG. The development of this grammar will benefit from the expertise of the German side on phenomena that are not found in French or English, such as scrambling, but will also deal with Persian-specific phenomena such as complex noun-verb predicates. In parallel, the project includes the development of various lexical resources, thanks in part to techniques and tools developed by Alpage members within the Alexina framework: (i) a full form lexicon of verbs and common nouns, for which a first version is now available, (ii) valency frames for verbs (iii) the most common Light Verb Constructions (LVCs) and including idiomatic preverb light verb combinations.