Paper: Dependency Annotation Scheme for Indian Languages

ACL ID I08-2099
Title Dependency Annotation Scheme for Indian Languages
Venue International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2008

The paper introduces a dependency annota- tion effort which aims to fully annotate a million word Hindi corpus. It is the first at- tempt of its kind to develop a large scale tree-bank for an Indian language. In this paper we provide the motivation for fol- lowing the Paninian framework as the an- notation scheme and argue that the Pan- inian framework is better suited to model the various linguistic phenomena manifest in Indian languages. We present the basic annotation scheme. We also show how the scheme handles some phenomenon such as complex verbs, ellipses, etc. Empirical re- sults of some experiments done on the cur- rently annotated sentences are also re- ported.