This is the website of the AGFL-project (Affix Grammars over a Finite
Lattice) whose goal is the development of technology and resources for
Natural Language Processing available in the public domain.
The AGFL formalism for the syntactic description of Natural Languages
has been developed by the Computer Science Department of the
of Nijmegen. It is a formalism in which large context free grammars
can be described in a compact way. AGFLs belong to the family of two level
grammars, along with attribute grammars and DCG's:
a first, context-free level is augmented with set-valued features for
expressing agreement between constituents.
The AGFL parser generation system for Natural Languages generates efficient
parsers from AGFL grammars. It includes a lexicon system which can cope
efficiently with the large lexica needed in real-life NLP applications.
In 2001 the AGFL system became the the first parser-generator for
linguistic applications which was made available under
the GNU General Public License.