Welcome to the Homepage of HunGram

HunGram is the Hungarian Grammar subproject of the ParGram (Parallel Grammar) project. ParGram is a truly international cooperation of generative linguists using the theoretical framework of Lexical-Functional Grammar (LFG) and aiming at developing automatic large-scale grammars on the XLE platform.

Hungarian is of special interest to the ParGram community inasmuch as it is the only Finno-Ugric language that is involved in this collaborative investigation, exhibiting several intriguing properties that pose challenges for theory and implementation.

The HunGram project is operated by our LFG Research Group (LFGRG), which was founded at the Department of English Linguistics at the University of Debrecen, Hungary in July 2008. The project is funded by OTKA (Hungarian Scientific Research Fund) for the period 2008-2012. Our aim is to develop a comprehensive LFG grammar of the Hungarian language and to implement it in our HunGram/ParGram computational linguistic framework.

So far, we have developed a HunGram grammar for the treatment of noun phrases. Now we are concentrating on adjectival, adverbial and postpositional phrases, the (morpho-)syntax of neutral Hungarian sentences and focus constructions.

As the project advances, we plan to make this homepage as informative and interactive as possible, by reporting our results and offering trial demos.

Members of the HunGram Project