Paper: Determination Of Syntactic Functions In Estonian Constraint Grammar

ACL ID E99-1052
Title Determination Of Syntactic Functions In Estonian Constraint Grammar
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1999
Authors

This article describes the current state of syntactic analysis of Estonian using Constraint Grammar. Constraint Gram- mar framework divides parsing into two different modules: morphological disam- biguation and determination of syntac- tic functions. This article focuses on the last module in detail. If the morphologi- cal disambiguator achieves the precision more than 85% and error rate is smaller than 2% then 80-88% of words becomes syntactically unambiguous. The error rate of parser is 1-4% depending on the ambiguity rate of input. The main goal of this work is to elaborate an efficient parser for Estonian and annotate the Corpus of Estonian Written Texts syn- tactically. It is the first attempt to write a parser for Estonian.