Easy-First Dependency Parsing of Modern Hebrew

Yoav Goldberg, Michael Elhadad

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We investigate the performance of an easy first, non-directional dependency parser on the Hebrew Dependency treebank. We show that with a basic feature set the greedy parser’s accuracy is on a par with that of a first-order globally optimized MST parser. The addition of morphological-agreement feature improves
the parsing accuracy, making it on-par with a second-order globally optimized MST parser. The improvement due to the morphological agreement information is persistent both when
gold-standard and automatically-induced morphological information is used.
Original languageEnglish GB
Title of host publicationProceedings of the First Workshop on Statistical Parsing of Morphologically-Rich Languages, SPMRL@NAACL-HLT 2010, Los Angeles, CA, USA, June 5, 2010
EditorsDjamé Seddah, Sandra Koebler, Reut Tsarfaty
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2010

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