Paper: Mention Detection Crossing the Language Barrier

ACL ID D08-1063
Title Mention Detection Crossing the Language Barrier
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2008
Authors

While significant effort has been put into an- notating linguistic resources for several lan- guages, there are still many left that have only small amounts of such resources. This paper investigates a method of propagat- ing information (specifically mention detec- tion information) into such low resource languages from richer ones. Experiments run on three language pairs (Arabic-English, Chinese-English, and Spanish-English) show that one can achieve relatively decent perfor- mance by propagating information from a lan- guage with richer resources such as English into a foreign language alone (no resources or models in the foreign language). Fur- thermore, while examining the performance using various degrees of linguistic informa- tion in a statistical framework, results show that propa...