Paper: Learning To Predict Case Markers In Japanese

ACL ID P06-1132
Title Learning To Predict Case Markers In Japanese
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2006

Japanese case markers, which indicate the gram- matical relation of the complement NP to the predicate, often pose challenges to the generation of Japanese text, be it done by a foreign language learner, or by a machine translation (MT) system. In this paper, we describe the task of predicting Japanese case markers and propose machine learning methods for solving it in two settings: (i) monolingual, when given information only from the Japanese sentence; and (ii) bilingual, when also given information from a corresponding Eng- lish source sentence in an MT context. We formu- late the task after the well-studied task of English semantic role labelling, and explore features from a syntactic dependency structure of the sentence. For the monolingual task, we evaluated our models on the Kyoto C...