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DCU 250 Arabic dependency bank: an LFG gold standard resource for the Arabic Penn treebank

Al-Raheb, Yafa and Akrout, Amine and van Genabith, Josef and Dichy, J. (2006) DCU 250 Arabic dependency bank: an LFG gold standard resource for the Arabic Penn treebank. In: Arabic NLP/MT Conference 2006, 23 October 2006, London, UK.

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This paper describes the construction of a dependency bank gold standard for Arabic, DCU 250 Arabic Dependency Bank (DCU 250), based on the Arabic Penn Treebank Corpus (ATB) (Bies and Maamouri, 2003; Maamouri and Bies, 2004) within the theoretical framework of Lexical Functional Grammar (LFG). For parsing and automatically extracting grammatical and lexical resources from treebanks, it is necessary to evaluate against established gold standard resources. Gold standards for various languages have been developed, but to our knowledge, such a resource has not yet been constructed for Arabic. The construction of the DCU 250 marks the first step towards the creation of an automatic LFG f-structure annotation algorithm for the ATB, and for the extraction of Arabic grammatical and lexical resources.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Event Type:Conference
Uncontrolled Keywords:lexical functional grammar; Arabic;
Subjects:Computer Science > Machine translating
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > National Centre for Language Technology (NCLT)
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Deposited On:11 Mar 2010 14:59 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 11 Mar 2010 14:59

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