Author = {Krieger, Hans-Ulrich and Drozdzynski, Witold and Piskorski, Jakub and Sch{\"a}fer, Ulrich and Xu, Feiyu},
	Title = {A Bag of Useful Techniques for Unification-Based Finite-State Transducers},
	Booktitle = {Proceedings of 7th KONVENS},
	Year = {2004},
	Month = {9},
	Pages = {105-112},
	Editor = {Buchberger, Ernst},
	Abstract = {We present several extensions to the shallow text processor sprout, viz.,
  1. a fast imperfect unifiability test,
  2. a special form of sets together with a polymorphic lazy and destructive unification operation,
  3. a cheap form of negation,
  4. a weak unidirectional form of coreferences,
  5. optional context-free stages in the shallow cascade,
  6. a compile time type check,
  7. compile time transition sorting under subsumption,
  8. several output merging techniques, and
  9. a compaction technique for lexical resources.
The extensions have been found relevant in several projects and might be of importance to other systems, even to deep processing.} }