Paper: Improving Dependency Parsers using Combinatory Categorial Grammar

ACL ID E14-4031
Title Improving Dependency Parsers using Combinatory Categorial Grammar
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2014
Authors

Subcategorization information is a useful feature in dependency parsing. In this paper, we explore a method of incorpo- rating this information via Combinatory Categorial Grammar (CCG) categories from a supertagger. We experiment with two popular dependency parsers (Malt and MST) for two languages: English and Hindi. For both languages, CCG categories improve the overall accuracy of both parsers by around 0.3-0.5% in all experiments. For both parsers, we see larger improvements specifically on dependencies at which they are known to be weak: long distance dependencies for Malt, and verbal arguments for MST. The result is particularly interesting in the case of the fast greedy parser (Malt), since im- proving its accuracy without significantly compromising speed is relevant for large scale ...