UDW 2018 - Kanayama et al.


Coordinate Structures in Universal Dependencies for Head-final Languages

Hiroshi Kanayama, Na-Rae Han, Masayuki Asahara, Jena D. Hwang, Yusuke Miyao, Jinho D. Choi, Yuji Matsumoto


Abstract

This paper discusses the representation of coordinate structures in the Universal Dependencies framework for two head-final languages, Japanese and Korean. UD applies a strict principle that makes the head of coordination the left-most conjunct. However, the guideline may produce syntactic trees which are difficult to accept in head-final languages. This paper describes the status in the current Japanese and Korean corpora and proposes alternative designs suitable for these languages.

Venue / Year

Proceedings of the EMNLP Workshop on Universal Dependencies (UDW) / 2018

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