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de Sousa, Manuel Gouveia Carneiro ; Pereira, Maria João Varanda ; Henriques, Pedro Rangel

Lyntax - A grammar-Based Tool for Linguistics

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This paper is focused on using the formalism of attribute grammars to create a tool that allows Linguistic teachers to construct automatically their own processors totally adapted to each linguistic exercise. The system developed, named Lyntax, is a compiler for a domain specific language which intends to enable the teacher to specify different kinds of sentence structures, and then, ask the student to test his own sentences against those structures. The processor Lyntax validates the grammar (DSL program) written by the teacher, generating a processor every time the student defines a new sentence. For that ANTLR is used in both steps, generating not only the specialized processor but also the visualization of the syntax tree for analysis purposes. An interface that supports the specification of the language was built, also allowing the use of the processor and the generation of the specific grammar, abstracting the user of any calculations.

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  author =	{de Sousa, Manuel Gouveia Carneiro and Pereira, Maria Jo\~{a}o Varanda and Henriques, Pedro Rangel},
  title =	{{Lyntax - A grammar-Based Tool for Linguistics}},
  booktitle =	{10th Symposium on Languages, Applications and Technologies (SLATE 2021)},
  pages =	{4:1--4:13},
  series =	{Open Access Series in Informatics (OASIcs)},
  ISBN =	{978-3-95977-202-0},
  ISSN =	{2190-6807},
  year =	{2021},
  volume =	{94},
  editor =	{Queir\'{o}s, Ricardo and Pinto, M\'{a}rio and Sim\~{o}es, Alberto and Portela, Filipe and Pereira, Maria Jo\~{a}o},
  publisher =	{Schloss Dagstuhl -- Leibniz-Zentrum f{\"u}r Informatik},
  address =	{Dagstuhl, Germany},
  URL =		{},
  URN =		{urn:nbn:de:0030-drops-144213},
  doi =		{10.4230/OASIcs.SLATE.2021.4},
  annote =	{Keywords: Attribute Grammars, Linguistic Rules, Pedagogical Linguistic Tools}

Keywords: Attribute Grammars, Linguistic Rules, Pedagogical Linguistic Tools
Collection: 10th Symposium on Languages, Applications and Technologies (SLATE 2021)
Issue Date: 2021
Date of publication: 10.08.2021

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