Paper: Bitext-Based Resolution of German Subject-Object Ambiguities

ACL ID N10-1113
Title Bitext-Based Resolution of German Subject-Object Ambiguities
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Main Conference
Year 2010
Authors

We present a method for disambiguating syn- tactic subjects from syntactic objects (a fre- quent ambiguity) in German sentences taken from an English-German bitext. We exploit the fact that subject and object are usually eas- ily determined in English. We show that a simple method disambiguates some subject- object ambiguities in German, while making few errors. We view this procedure as the first step in automatically acquiring (mostly) cor- rect labeled data. We also evaluate using it to improve a state of the art statistical parser.