Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

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

Subjects

Linguistics

Topics
lexical functional grammar penn ii argument structure probabilistic grammar lfg state of the art section 23 machine translating

Long-distance dependency resolution in automatically acquired wide-coverage PCFG-based LFG approximations (2004)

Abstract This paper shows how finite approximations of long distance dependency (LDD) resolution can be obtained automatically for wide-coverage, robust, probabilistic Lexical-Functional Grammar (LFG) resources acquired from treebanks. We extract LFG subcategorisation frames and paths linking LDD reentrancies from f-structures generated automatically for the Penn-II treebank trees and use them in an LDD resolution algorithm to parse new text. Unlike (Collins, 1999; Johnson, 2002), in our approach resolution of LDDs is done at f-structure (attribute-value structure representations of basic predicate-argument or dependency structure) without empty productions, traces and coindexation in CFG parse trees. Currently our best automatically induced grammars achieve 80.97% f-score for fstructures parsing section 23 of the WSJ part of the Penn-II treebank and evaluating against the DCU 1051 and 80.24% against the PARC 700 Dependency Bank (King et al., 2003), performing at the same or a slightly better level than state-of-the-art hand-crafted grammars (Kaplan et al., 2004).
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Ireland -> Dublin City University -> Subject = Computer Science
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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)
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Full list of authors on original publication

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

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