Paper: CATiB: The Columbia Arabic Treebank

ACL ID P09-2056
Title CATiB: The Columbia Arabic Treebank
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Short Paper
Year 2009

The Columbia Arabic Treebank (CATiB) is a database of syntactic analyses of Ara- bic sentences. CATiB contrasts with pre- vious approaches to Arabic treebanking in its emphasis on speed with some con- straints on linguistic richness. Two ba- sic ideas inspire the CATiB approach: no annotation of redundant information and using representations and terminology in- spired by traditional Arabic syntax. We describe CATiB’s representation and an- notation procedure, and report on inter- annotator agreement and speed.