Paper: Word Order Acquisition From Corpora

ACL ID C00-2126
Title Word Order Acquisition From Corpora
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2000

In this paper we describe a method of acquiring word order fl'om corpora. Word order is defined as the or- der of modifiers, or the order of phrasal milts called 'bunsetsu' which depend on the stone modifiee. The method uses a model which automatically discovers what the tendency of the word order in Japanese is by using various kinds of information in and around the target bunsetsus. This model shows us to what extent each piece of information contributes to de- ciding the word order mid which word order tends to be selected when several kinds of information con- flict. The contribution rate of each piece of informa- tion in deciding word order is eiIiciently learned by a model within a maximum entropy framework. The performance of this traiimd model can be ewfluated by checking how many ...