Bidirectionnal converter between syntactic annotations : from French Treebank Dependencies to PASSAGE annotations, and back

Munshi Asadullah, Patrick Paroubek, Anne Vilnat


Abstract
We present here part of a bidirectional converter between the French Tree-bank Dependency (FTB - DEP) annotations into the PASSAGE format. FTB - DEP is the representation used by several freely available parsers and the PASSAGE annotation was used to hand-annotate a relatively large sized corpus, used as gold-standard in the PASSAGE evaluation campaigns. Our converter will give the means to evaluate these parsers on the PASSAGE corpus. We shall illustrate the mapping of important syntactic phenomena using the corpus made of the examples of the FTB - DEP annotation guidelines, which we have hand-annotated with PASSAGE annotations and used to compute quantitative performance measures on the FTB - DEP guidelines.n this paper we will briefly introduce the two annotation formats. Then, we detail the two converters, and the rules which have been written. The last part will detail the results we obtained on the phenomenon we mostly study, the passive forms. We evaluate the converters by a double conversion, from PASSAGE to CoN LL and back to PASSAGE. We will detailed in this paper the linguistic phenomenon we detail here, the passive form.
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L14-1744
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Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'14)
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May
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2014
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
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