The Coptic Universal Dependency Treebank

Amir Zeldes, Mitchell Abrams


Abstract
This paper presents the Coptic Universal Dependency Treebank, the first dependency treebank within the Egyptian subfamily of the Afro-Asiatic languages. We discuss the composition of the corpus, challenges in adapting the UD annotation scheme to existing conventions for annotating Coptic, and evaluate inter-annotator agreement on UD annotation for the language. Some specific constructions are taken as a starting point for discussing several more general UD annotation guidelines, in particular for appositions, ambiguous passivization, incorporation and object-doubling.
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W18-6022
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Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Universal Dependencies (UDW 2018)
Month:
November
Year:
2018
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Brussels, Belgium
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EMNLP | UDW | WS
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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192–201
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https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W18-6022
DOI:
10.18653/v1/W18-6022
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