Paper: A Dependency Treebank of Classical Chinese Poems

ACL ID N12-1020
Title A Dependency Treebank of Classical Chinese Poems
Venue Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2012

As interest grows in the use of linguistically annotated corpora in research and teaching of foreign languages and literature, treebanks of various historical texts have been developed. We introduce the first large-scale dependency treebank for Classical Chinese literature. De- rived from the Stanford dependency types, it consists of over 32K characters drawn from a collection of poems written in the 8th century CE. We report on the design of new depend- ency relations, discuss aspects of the annota- tion process and evaluation, and illustrate its use in a study of parallelism in Classical Chi- nese poetry.