Paper: Descriptive and Empirical Approaches to Capturing Underlying Dependencies among Parsing Errors

ACL ID D09-1121
Title Descriptive and Empirical Approaches to Capturing Underlying Dependencies among Parsing Errors
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2009
Authors

In this paper, we provide descriptive and empirical approaches to effectively ex- tracting underlying dependencies among parsing errors. In the descriptive ap- proach, we define some combinations of error patterns and extract them from given errors. In the empirical approach, on the other hand, we re-parse a sentence with a target error corrected and observe er- rors corrected together. Experiments on an HPSG parser show that each of these approaches can clarify the dependencies among individual errors from each point of view. Moreover, the comparison be- tween the results of the two approaches shows that combining these approaches can achieve a more detailed error analysis.