Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

Andy Way
Josef van Genabith
Ruth O'Donovan
Aoife Cahill
Michael Burke

Subjects

Linguistics

Topics
probabilistic grammar unification grammar argument structure lexical functional grammar multilingual grammar acquisition resources automatic annotation machine translating

Treebank-based acquisition of wide-coverage, probabilistic LFG resources: project overview, results and evaluation (2004)

Abstract This paper presents an overview of a project to acquire wide-coverage, probabilistic Lexical-Functional Grammar (LFG) resources from treebanks. Our approach is based on an automatic annotation algorithm that annotates “raw” treebank trees with LFG f-structure information approximating to basic predicate-argument/dependency structure. From the f-structure-annotated treebank we extract probabilistic unification grammar resources. We present the annotation algorithm, the extraction of lexical information and the acquisition of wide-coverage and robust PCFG-based LFG approximations including long-distance dependency resolution. We show how the methodology can be applied to multilingual, treebank-based unification grammar acquisition. Finally we show how simple (quasi-)logical forms can be derived automatically from the f-structures generated for the treebank trees.
Collections Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Publication Type = Conference or Workshop Item
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing: School of Computing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Status = Published
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science: Machine translating
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres: National Centre for Language Technology (NCLT)
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = DCU Faculties and Schools: Faculty of Engineering and Computing
Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres

Full list of authors on original publication

Andy Way, Josef van Genabith, Ruth O'Donovan, Aoife Cahill, Michael Burke

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