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
Authors

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...