Examples: instantiated syntagmatic structure and paradigmatic paths
Step 1: KPML generated XML representations

An example of a short XML file generated from a generated structure with KPML is given here. (If you do not have an up-to-date browser, then this XML file will need to be downloaded before you look at it.) The file shows a more or less direct conversion of the information that KPML maintains in its example structures to an XML form. Based on this, we can use the standard XML tools of style tranformations (XSLT) in order to produce HTML files for display in standard browsers. Some of the pages below are in Unicode (UTF-16) so, again, stick to an up-to-date browser that can cope or download the files for perusal elsewhere.

Note, and this is the important thing, these views are produced from the same underlying structure that was itself produced automatically with respect to the loaded English grammar. The idea behind this is shown in the following graphic (which may also be clicked upon to show the representations that are currently supplied.)


The current presentation forms are very much 'work-in-progress'. What should change is that these become increasingly like standard SFG representations as used for various purposes. We thereby get the ability to look at larger amounts of data, with access to information about that data, using only standard software that is currently being built into web-browsers. There is much more information in the XML structure than is visualized in these HTML pages: thinking of good ways of presenting all the information is a major challenge in its own right.

A view of the XML schema for just the structural constituency information is given here (pdf file) for ease of reference.

Here are several variants of substantially more example structures, taken from one of the standard example sets (exercise sets) used for developing and maintaining the English grammar with KPML.

Again, all are produced entirely automatically. The XML file containing the source information is available zipped here (when expanded it is 2.5 Mb). This could be used by anyone who wants to try out their own XSLT variants for presentation or for import to other tools.

What needs to be done now includes but is not limited to: