We thought it would be good to let you know what we have been up to in the last few months, besides publishing posts on our website. Well, we have been very busy improving our parser and the conjugators that are based on it. Some of the new features were added thanks to your input sentences, which made us aware of problems we had overlooked.
The Contextors Tense Conjugator is a tool for changing the tense of English sentences. In what follows we discuss some of the linguistic assumptions we have made in constructing its first version, some of its shortcomings, and elements of its underlying technology.
The Contextors' Parser assigns syntactic structure trees to strings of words in English. Developing the parser is a fresh trial of teaching a machine rules about different linguistic aspects of English. In the process of adding rules to the parser and examining its solutions, some interesting theoretical issues arise.