Paper: Committee-Based Decision Making In Probabiiistic Partial Parsing

ACL ID C00-1051
Title Committee-Based Decision Making In Probabiiistic Partial Parsing
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2000
Authors
  • Takashi Inui (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan)
  • Kentaro Inui (Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan; PRESTO Japan Science and Technology Corporation, Saitama Japan)

This paper explores two directions ibr the next step beyond the state of the art of statis- tical parsing: probabilistic partial parsing and committee-based decision making. Probabilis- tic partial parsing is a probabilistic extension of the existing notion of partial parsing~ which en- ables fine-grained arbitrary choice on the trade- off between accuracy and coverage. Committee- based decision making is to combine the out- puts from different systems to make a better decision. While varions committee-based tech- niques for NLP have recently been investigated, they would need to be fln'ther extended so as to be applicable to probabilistic partial pars- ing. Aiming at this coupling, this paper gives a general fl'amework to committee-based deci- sion making, which consists of a set of weigh...