Toward Universal Dependencies for Ainu

Hajime Senuma
University of Tokyo, National Institute of Informatics, Japan

Akiko Aizawa
National Institute of Informatics, University of Tokyo, Japan

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Ingår i: Proceedings of the NoDaLiDa 2017 Workshop on Universal Dependencies, 22 May, Gothenburg Sweden

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 135:17, s. 133-139

NEALT Proceedings Series 31:17, s. 133-139

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Publicerad: 2017-05-29

ISBN: 978-91-7685-501-0

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


Ainu is a language spoken by the Ainu people, a minority ethnic group in Japan. The development of syntactic corpora for Ainu is crucial both for the advancement of linguistic theories and for language revitalization. To solve the situation, we experimentally annotated a short poem of Ainu with Universal Dependencies version 2 scheme. In this paper, we report several language-specific suggestions for the UD annotation of Ainu, obtained through the experience of the initial experiments.


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