Paper: Detecting Errors In Discontinuous Structural Annotation

ACL ID P05-1040
Title Detecting Errors In Discontinuous Structural Annotation
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2005

Consistency of corpus annotation is an essential property for the many uses of annotated corpora in computational and theoretical linguistics. While some re- search addresses the detection of inconsis- tencies in positional annotation (e.g. , part- of-speech) and continuous structural an- notation (e.g. , syntactic constituency), no approach has yet been developed for au- tomatically detecting annotation errors in discontinuous structural annotation. This is significant since the annotation of po- tentially discontinuous stretches of ma- terial is increasingly relevant, from tree- banks for free-word order languages to se- mantic and discourse annotation. In this paper we discuss how the variation n-gram error detection approach (Dickin- son and Meurers, 2003a) can be extended to discontin...