Achievements of the Sussex NLP Group
+ Pioneering work in the use and description of corpora for NLP
research, pioneering work in robust and probabilistic parsing.
+ Design of GPSG, one of the two most influential grammar formalisms
in 1980s NLP research.
+ Development of innovative tools to support large-scale grammar and
+ Establishment of many of the key results relating to the
complexity of the various widely used mildly context-sensitive
+ Design of DATR, probably the most widely used lexical knowledge
representation language at the present time.
+ Advances in the descriptive capacity and formal semantics of
+ Practical results in the area of message understanding that are
demonstrably on a par with the best US work in this area.
+ Original research on the use of declarative formalisms for
computational phonology and computational morphology.
+ Definition of a precise taxonomic scheme for specifying the
surface and underlying grammatical structure of naturally
occurring English sentences. The electronic SUSANNE Corpus, which
exemplifies its application, was first released in 1992 and is now
in worldwide use.