Paper: Statistical Dependency Parsing For Turkish

ACL ID E06-1012
Title Statistical Dependency Parsing For Turkish
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2006
Authors

This paper presents results from the first statistical dependency parser for Turkish. Turkish is a free-constituent order lan- guage with complex agglutinative inflec- tional and derivational morphology and presents interesting challenges for statisti- cal parsing, as in general, dependency re- lations are between “portions” of words – called inflectional groups. We have explored statistical models that use dif- ferent representational units for parsing. We have used the Turkish Dependency Treebank to train and test our parser but have limited this initial exploration to that subset of the treebank sentences withonlyleft-to-right non-crossing depen- dency links. Our results indicate that the best accuracy in terms of the dependency relations between inflectional groups is obtained wh...