Paper: Cross parser evaluation : a French Treebanks study

ACL ID W09-3824
Title Cross parser evaluation : a French Treebanks study
Venue International Conference on Parsing Technologies
Session Main Conference
Year 2009

This paper presents preliminary investiga- tions on the statistical parsing of French by bringing a complete evaluation on French data of the main probabilistic lexicalized and unlexicalized parsers first designed on the Penn Treebank. We adapted the parsers on the two existing treebanks of French (Abeillé et al., 2003; Schluter and van Genabith, 2007). To our knowledge, mostly all of the results reported here are state-of-the-art for the constituent parsing of French on every available treebank. Re- garding the algorithms, the comparisons show that lexicalized parsing models are outperformed by the unlexicalized Berke- ley parser. Regarding the treebanks, we observe that, depending on the parsing model, a tag set with specific features has direct influence over evaluation re- sults. We s...