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Improving Verb Phrase Extraction from Historical Text by use of Verb Valency Frames

Eva Pettersson
Department of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University, Sweden

Joakim Nivre
Department of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University, Sweden

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

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 109:20, s. 153-161

NEALT Proceedings Series 23:20, s. 153-161

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Published: 2015-05-06

ISBN: 978-91-7519-098-3

ISSN: 1650-3686 (print), 1650-3740 (online)

Abstract

In this paper we explore the idea of using verb valency information to improve verb phrase extraction from historical text. As a case study, we perform experiments on Early Modern Swedish data, but the approach could easily be transferred to other languages and/or time periods as well. We show that by using verb valency information in a post-processing step to the verb phrase extraction system, it is possible to remove improbable complements extracted by the parser and insert probable complements not extracted by the parser, leading to an increase in both precision and recall for the extracted complements.

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