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Elliptic Constructions: Spotting Patterns in UD Treebanks

Kira Droganova
ÚFAL, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Praha, Czechia

Daniel Zeman
ÚFAL, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University, Praha, Czechia

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

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 135:6, s. 48-57

NEALT Proceedings Series 31:6, s. 48-57

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Publicerad: 2017-05-29

ISBN: 978-91-7685-501-0

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

Abstract

The goal of this paper is to survey annotation of ellipsis in Universal Dependencies (UD) 2.0 treebanks. In the long term, knowing the types and frequencies of elliptical constructions is important for parsing experiments focused on ellipsis, which was also our original motivation. However, the current state of annotation is still far from perfect, and thus the main outcome of the present study is a description of errors and inconsistencies; we hope that it will help improve the future releases.

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