Paper: Effective Analysis of Causes and Inter-dependencies of Parsing Errors

ACL ID W09-3828
Title Effective Analysis of Causes and Inter-dependencies of Parsing Errors
Venue International Conference on Parsing Technologies
Session Main Conference
Year 2009
Authors

In this paper, we propose two methods for analyzing errors in parsing. One is to clas- sify errors into categories which grammar developers can easily associate with de- fects in grammar or a parsing model and thus its improvement. The other is to discover inter-dependencies among errors, and thus grammar developers can focus on errors which are crucial for improving the performance of a parsing model. The first method uses patterns of er- rors to associate them with categories of causes for those errors, such as errors in scope determination of coordination, PP- attachment, identification of antecedent of relative clauses, etc. On the other hand, the second method, which is based on re- parsing with one of observed errors cor- rected, assesses inter-dependencies among errors by examining ...