Paper: Dependency Based Chinese Sentence Realization

ACL ID P09-1091
Title Dependency Based Chinese Sentence Realization
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2009
Authors

This paper describes log-linear models for a general-purpose sentence realizer based on de- pendency structures. Unlike traditional realiz- ers using grammar rules, our method realizes sentences by linearizing dependency relations directly in two steps. First, the relative order between head and each dependent is deter- mined by their dependency relation. Then the best linearizations compatible with the relative order are selected by log-linear models. The log-linear models incorporate three types of feature functions, including dependency rela- tions, surface words and headwords. Our ap- proach to sentence realization provides sim- plicity, efficiency and competitive accuracy. Trained on 8,975 dependency structures of a Chinese Dependency Treebank, the realizer achieves a BLEU...