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Title:
Universal Dependencies for Finnish
Author:
Sampo Pyysalo: Department of Information Technology, University of Turku, Finland Jenna Kanerva: Department of Information Technology / University of Turku Graduate School (UTUGS), University of Turku, Finland Anna Missilä: School of Languages and Translation Studies, University of Turku, Finland Veronika Laippala: Turku Institute for Advanced Studies (TIAS) / School of Languages and Translation Studies, University of Turku, Finland Filip Ginter: Department of Information Technology, University of Turku, Finland
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2015
Conference:
Proceedings of the 20th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics, NODALIDA 2015, May 11-13, 2015, Vilnius, Lithuania
Issue:
109
Article no.:
021
Pages:
163-172
No. of pages:
10
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2015-05-06
ISBN:
978-91-7519-098-3
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Series:
NEALT Proceedings Series
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet


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In recent years, there has been substantial interest in annotation schemes that apply consistently to many languages. Building on several recent proposals that have aimed to unify morphological and syntactic annotation, the Universal Dependencies (UD) project seeks to introduce a cross-linguistically applicable part-of- speech tagset, feature inventory, and set of dependency relations as well as a large number of uniformly annotated treebanks. In this paper, we present Universal Dependencies for Finnish, one of the ten languages in the recent first release of UD project treebank data. We detail the mapping of previously introduced annotation to the UD standard, describing a number of specific challenges and their resolution. We additionally present a first set of dependency parsing experiments comparing the performance of a state-of-the-art parser trained on a language-specific annotation schema to performance on the corresponding UD annotation. The parsing results show improvement in parsing scores compared to the source annotation, indicating that the conversion is accurate and supporting the feasibility of UD as a parsing target.

Proceedings of the 20th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics, NODALIDA 2015, May 11-13, 2015, Vilnius, Lithuania

Author:
Sampo Pyysalo, Jenna Kanerva, Anna Missilä, Veronika Laippala, Filip Ginter
Title:
Universal Dependencies for Finnish
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Proceedings of the 20th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics, NODALIDA 2015, May 11-13, 2015, Vilnius, Lithuania

Author:
Sampo Pyysalo, Jenna Kanerva, Anna Missilä, Veronika Laippala, Filip Ginter
Title:
Universal Dependencies for Finnish
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