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Cross-lingual parse disambiguation based on semantic correspondence

L Frermann, F Bond

50th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, ACL 2012 - Proceedings of the Conference | The Association for Computational Linguistics | Published : 2012


We present a system for cross-lingual parse disambiguation, exploiting the assumption that the meaning of a sentence remains unchanged during translation and the fact that different languages have different ambiguities. We simultaneously reduce ambiguity in multiple languages in a fully automatic way. Evaluation shows that the system reliably discards dispreferred parses from the raw parser output, which results in a pre-selection that can speed up manual treebanking. © 2012 Association for Computational Linguistics.

Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported in part by the Erasmus Mundus Action 2 program MULTI of the European Union, grant agreement number 2009-5259-5 and the the joint JSPS/NTU grant on Revealing Meaning Using Multiple Languages. We would like to thank Takayuki Kuribayashi and Dan Flickinger for their help with the treebanking.

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