Paper: Parsing Turkish Using The Lexical Functional Grammar Formalism

ACL ID C94-1081
Title Parsing Turkish Using The Lexical Functional Grammar Formalism
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1994
Authors

This paper describes our work on parsing Turk- ish using the lexical-functional grammar formalism. This work represents the first effort for parsing Turkish. Our implementation is based on Tomita's parser developed at Carnegie-Mellon University Center for Machine Transla- tion. The grammar covers a substantial subset of Turkish including simple and complex sentences, and deals with a reasonable amount of word order freeness. The complex agglutinative morphology of Turkish lexical structures is handled using a separate two-level morphological analyzer. After a discussion of key relevant issues regarding Turkish grammar, we discuss aspects of our system and present re- sults fi'om our implementatiou. Our initial results suggest that our system can parse about 82% of the sentences directly an...