**Gertjan van Noord
Graduate School for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurosciences
Alfa-informatica
P.O. Box 716
NL 9700 AS Groningen
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**December, 1998**

- Contents
- Introduction
- Areas of Investigation
- Background and Motivation
- Finite-state Language Processing
- Arguments for Finite-state Language Processing
- Previous Work in Finite-state Language Processing
- Research Questions in Finite-state Language Processing
- Finite-State Calculus
- Methods of Finite-state Approximation
- Qualitative Evaluation of Finite-state Approximation
- Experimental Evaluation of Finite-state Approximation
- Approximation of constraint-based grammars
- Finite-state Approximation and Interpretation
- Finite-state Approximation in Language Generation
- Compact Formats for Finite-state Approximations

- Grammar Specialisation
- Grammar Development for Dutch
- Towards a linguistically-informed search tool:
**lgrep**

- Bibliography
- About this document ...