Paper: Hypothesis Scoring Over Theta Grids Information In Parsing Chinese Sentences With Serial Verb Constructions

ACL ID C94-2152
Title Hypothesis Scoring Over Theta Grids Information In Parsing Chinese Sentences With Serial Verb Constructions
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1994
Authors

Serial verb constructions (SVCs) h~ Chinese are popular structural ambiguities which make parsing difficult, bl this paper, we propose a quantitative model, ~-model', based on theta grids hJfo~Tnation, that can systematically resolve ambiguities of SVCs to arbitrate competence between verbs h~ parsing SVCs sentences. S-model has three major characteristics". (1) it can resolve SVCs without relying on,~Tecific types of SVCs classified by linguists; (2) it can handle long SVCs, i.e., SVCs with more than two verbs; (3) it can simultaneously determine whether a verb candidate is really acts as a verb in the sentence.