Interactive Dependency Diagram Constructor xLDD application

© 2011 Europaeische Akademie Bozen/Accademia Europea Bolzano All rights reserved.

Chris Culy, Verena Lyding, and Henrik Dittmann

This page is application of Extended Linguistic Dependency Diagrams (xLDD) for the interactive construction of dependency diagrams, roughly in the spirit of Word Grammar. Thanks to Dick Hudson for many useful suggestions and feedback.

A sentence is entered in the field, and clicking on "Fill table" will create a new table to specify the dependency structure with the words and their positions filled in. The column labeled "relation to head" is for the names of the dependencies, and the colum labeled "head position" is for the position number of the head word. If a word has multiple heads, the relations and the head positions should be listed on separate lines:

		obj	4
		subj	6
Note that in Word Grammar the label "[none]" is used as the relation for the word that is a root, with the head position unspecified.

Clicking on "Show diagram" will show the (partial) diagram corresponding to the information in the table. Alternatively, if "Update diagram continuously" is checked, then the diagram will be redrawn every time a dependency or head position is modified. (You need to tab or click outside the cell for it to update.) In addition, if the information is ill-formed (e.g. a head position doesn't exist), a warning is given when the diagram is attempted. All arcs are drawn above the text, except tokens that have the same head and same dependency relation, in which case all but the first arc are drawn below the text. e.g. I like coffee and tea (with "coffee" and "tea" both objects of "like").

For developers: This page also contains (hidden) examples of

Update diagram continuously