This article aims to provide an overview of the Ancient Greek Dependency Treebank (AGDT) that has been developed by the Perseus Project (Tufts University). The AGDT is the first corpus that includes complete morphological and syntactical annotation for the ancient Greek language. Currently in its first release, it includes more than 300,000 words and this corpus could potentially serve as a major asset for linguistic and philological research on the ancient Greek language. This article will also introduce some of the methodological principles that guided the treebank’s construction, as well as outline a number of the main directions in which the tool can be expanded. Some practical applications of the treebank will also be presented, including: querying of the treebank for linguistic research, expansion of the annotation to other levels of linguistic analysis (semantics, pragmatics), the potential for lexicography and the creation of valency lexicons. The goal of this discussion is to show how fruitful the interaction between computational linguistics and Classical philology can be, one from which both disciplines can greatly benefit.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] The Ancient Greek Dependency Treebank. A new tool for studying the Greek language|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
- Ancient Greek
- linguistic annotation