Accession Number : ADA561721
Title : An All-Fragments Grammar for Simple and Accurate Parsing
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
Personal Author(s) : Bansal, Mohit ; Klein, Daniel
Report Date : 21 Mar 2012
Pagination or Media Count : 22
Abstract : We present a simple but accurate parser which exploits both large tree fragments and symbol refinement. We parse with all fragments of the training set, in contrast to much recent work on tree selection in data-oriented parsing and tree-substitution grammar learning. We require only simple, deterministic grammar symbol refinement, in contrast to recent work on latent symbol refinement. Moreover, our parser requires no explicit lexicon machinery, instead parsing input sentences as character streams. Despite its simplicity, our parser achieves accuracies of over 88% F1 on the standard English WSJ task, which is competitive with substantially more complicated state-of-the-art lexicalized and latent-variable parsers. Additional specific contributions center on making implicit all-fragments parsing efficient, including a coarse-to-fine inference scheme and a new graph encoding.
Descriptors : *GRAMMARS , ENGLISH LANGUAGE , FRAGMENTS , LEXICOGRAPHY , PARSERS , SYMBOLS
Subject Categories : Linguistics
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE