Paper: An Empirical Examination of Challenges in Chinese Parsing

ACL ID P13-2018
Title An Empirical Examination of Challenges in Chinese Parsing
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Short Paper
Year 2013
Authors

Aspects of Chinese syntax result in a dis- tinctive mix of parsing challenges. How- ever, the contribution of individual sources of error to overall difficulty is not well un- derstood. We conduct a comprehensive automatic analysis of error types made by Chinese parsers, covering a broad range of error types for large sets of sentences, en- abling the first empirical ranking of Chi- nese error types by their performance im- pact. We also investigate which error types are resolved by using gold part-of-speech tags, showing that improving Chinese tag- ging only addresses certain error types, leaving substantial outstanding challenges.