A Reference Dependency Bank for Analyzing Complex Predicates

Tafseer Ahmed, Miriam Butt, Annette Hautli, Sebastian Sulger


Abstract
When dealing with languages of South Asia from an NLP perspective, a problem that repeatedly crops up is the treatment of complex predicates. This paper presents a first approach to the analysis of complex predicates (CPs) in the context of dependency bank development. The efforts originate in theoretical work on CPs done within Lexical-Functional Grammar (LFG), but are intended to provide a guideline for analyzing different types of CPs in an independent framework. Despite the fact that we focus on CPs in Hindi and Urdu, the design of the dependencies is kept general enough to account for CP constructions across languages.
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L12-1255
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Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'12)
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May
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2012
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Istanbul, Turkey
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LREC
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European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
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3145–3152
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http://www.lrec-conf.org/proceedings/lrec2012/pdf/474_Paper.pdf
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