Paper: Generating Constituent Order in German Clauses

ACL ID P07-1041
Title Generating Constituent Order in German Clauses
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2007

We investigate the factors which determine constituent order in German clauses and pro- pose an algorithm which performs the task in two steps: First, the best candidate for the initial sentence position is chosen. Then, the order for the remaining constituents is determined. The rst task is more dif cult than the second one because of properties of the German sentence-initial position. Ex- periments show a signi cant improvement over competing approaches. Our algorithm is also more ef cient than these.