Paper: Specifying A Shallow Grammatical Representation For Parsing Purposes

ACL ID E95-1029
Title Specifying A Shallow Grammatical Representation For Parsing Purposes
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1995
Authors

Is it possible to specify a grammatical representation (descriptors and their ap- plication guidelines) to such a degree that it can be consistently applied by different grammarians e.g. for producing a benchmark corpus for p.arser evalua- tion? Arguments for and against have been given, but very little empirical ev- idence. In this article we report on a double-blind experiment with a surface- oriented morphosyntactic grammatical representation used in a large-scale En- glish parser. We argue that a consis- tently applicable representation for mor- phology and also shallow syntax can be specified. A grammatical representation with a near-100% coverage of running text can be specified with a reasonable effort, especially if the representation is based on structural distinctions (i.e. it is...