Paper: Integrated Morphological And Syntactic Disambiguation For Modern Hebrew

ACL ID P06-3009
Title Integrated Morphological And Syntactic Disambiguation For Modern Hebrew
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Student Session
Year 2006
Authors
  • Reut Tsarfaty (University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam The Netherlands)

Current parsing models are not immedi- ately applicable for languages that exhibit strong interaction between morphology and syntax, e.g., Modern Hebrew (MH), Arabic and other Semitic languages. This work represents a rst attempt at model- ing morphological-syntactic interaction in a generative probabilistic framework to al- low for MH parsing. We show that mor- phological information selected in tandem with syntactic categories is instrumental for parsing Semitic languages. We further show that redundant morphological infor- mation helps syntactic disambiguation.