The Morphosyntax area was among the first in which EAGLES concentrated its efforts, because it is a more mature area, where a lot of work has already been done, many systems, approaches, and data exist for many languages: this constitutes a solid platform for making reasonable and acceptable proposals for standards.
The objective of the report is to propose a common core set of morphosyntactic distinctions to be encoded in lexicons of the European languages.
The report is organised as follows. After the Introduction, giving a concise motivation of the need for standards in the area of morphosyntax, section 2 highlights the methodology adopted by the group and the different phases of work, and mentions the interactions with some European projects. Section 3 deals with a number of general issues such as the relationship between lexicon specifications and corpus tagsets. Section 4 gives some general information about the language-specific applications. Sections 5 to 18 are the central part of the report, with the current status of the EAGLES morphosyntactic proposal, divided by POS and, for each POS, by language-specific applications. Section 19 contains the references.