Classifying Languages by Dependency Structure. Typologies of Delexicalized Universal Dependency Treebanks

Xinying Chen
School of International Studies, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China / Department of Czech Language, University of Ostrava, Czech Republic

Kim Gerdes
LPP (CNRS), Sorbonne Nouvelle, France

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Ingår i: Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Dependency Linguistics (Depling 2017), September 18-20, 2017, Università di Pisa, Italy

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 139:8, s. 54-63

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Publicerad: 2017-09-13

ISBN: 978-91-7685-467-9

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


This paper shows how the current Universal Dependency treebanks can be used for clustering structural global linguistic features of the treebanks to reveal a purely structural syntactic typology of languages. Different uni- and multi-dimensional data extraction methods are explored and tested in order to assess both the coherence of the underlying syntactic data and the quality of the clustering methods themselves.


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