The GENELEX and AlethDic models reflect a distinction which is also made in traditional grammars of other Romance languages (e.g. Italian), i.e. a first disjunction between qualificatif and indicatif Adjectives. The latter are those Adjectives which also have pronominal function, and in different grammatical traditions are called Determiners in their adjectival function. The former are all the other Adjectives.
Indicative Adjectives are further divided into possessives, demonstratives, relatives, indefinites, numerals (ordinals and cardinals), interrogatives and exclamatories.
Moreover, the GENELEX model distinguishes 3 possible functions, namely:
In a preceding version of this proposal we did not propose the feature Type at the recommended level and we had suggested the inclusion of indicative adjectives among Pronouns and/or Determiners, in order to make possible a comparison of the Romance and English traditions. However, after the first cycle of tests and practical applications carried out in the framework of the MULTEXT project, the French partners strongly recommended having the possibility of marking the three possible functions of e.g. possessives, and hence their inclusion also in the Adjective category.
Furthermore, the majority of the partners has been in favour of the inclusion in this feature of values such as cardinal and ordinal.
Hence, the values proposed for Type to be marked at a common level are: qualificative, possessive, ordinal, cardinal and indefinite.
The fact of having indicative adjectives motivates the presence in this table of features such as Number of Possessor and Person.
Each language-specific application should specify clearly in which category the indicative adjectives are treated in order for cross-linguistic comparisons to be made possible.