Improved parsing for arabic by combining diverse dependency parsers

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  • Authors:
  • Maytham Alabbas
  • Allan Ramsay


Recently there has been a considerable interest in dependency parsing for many reasons. First, it works accurately for a wide range of typologically different languages. Second, it can be useful for semantics, since it can be easier to attach compositional rules directly to lexical items than to assign them to large numbers of phrase structure rules. Third, robust machine-learning based parsers are available. In this paper, we investigate two techniques for combining multiple data-driven dependency parsers for parsing Arabic, where we are faced with an exceptional level of lexical and structural ambiguity. Experimental results show that combined parsers can produce more accurate results, even for imperfectly tagged text, than each parser produces by itself for texts with the gold-standard tags. © 2014 Springer International Publishing.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)|Lect. Notes Comput. Sci.
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages11
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event5th Language and Technology Conference, LTC 2011 - Poznan
Event duration: 1 Jul 2014 → …

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
PublisherSpringer Verlag


Other5th Language and Technology Conference, LTC 2011
Period1/07/14 → …
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