Paper: Construct State Modification in the Arabic Treebank

ACL ID P08-2053
Title Construct State Modification in the Arabic Treebank
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2008
Authors

Earlier work in parsing Arabic has specu- lated that attachment to construct state con- structions decreases parsing performance. We make this speculation precise and define the problem of attachment to construct state con- structions in the Arabic Treebank. We present the first statistics that quantify the problem. We provide a baseline and the results from a first attempt at a discriminative learning pro- cedure for this task, achieving 80% accuracy.