Type

Conference Proceedings

Authors

Andy Way
Josef van Genabith
Christian Rohrer
Ruth O'Donovan
Mairead McCarthy
Martin Forst
Aoife Cahill

Subjects

Linguistics

Topics
automatic annotation machine translating unification grammar grammar development lexical functional grammar lexical functional grammars penn ii scenario development

Treebank-based multilingual unification-grammar development (2003)

Abstract Broad-coverage, deep unification grammar development is time-consuming and costly. This problem can be exacerbated in multilingual grammar development scenarios. Recently (Cahill et al., 2002) presented a treebank-based methodology to semi-automatically create broadcoverage, deep, unification grammar resources for English. In this paper we present a project which adapts this model to a multilingual grammar development scenario to obtain robust, wide-coverage, probabilistic Lexical-Functional Grammars (LFGs) for English and German via automatic f-structure annotation algorithms based on the Penn-II and TIGER treebanks. We outline our method used to extract a probabilistic LFG from the TIGER treebank and report on the quality of the f-structures produced. We achieve an f-score of 66.23 on the evaluation of 100 random sentences against a manually constructed gold standard.
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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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Ireland -> Dublin City University -> DCU Faculties and Centres = Research Initiatives and Centres

Full list of authors on original publication

Andy Way, Josef van Genabith, Christian Rohrer, Ruth O'Donovan, Mairead McCarthy, Martin Forst, Aoife Cahill

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