Incorporating head recognition into a CRF chunker

  • Radziszewski, Adam
  • Pawlaczek, Adam
While rule-based shallow parsers usually recognise phrases' syntactic heads, the same does not hold for statistical syntactic chunkers. The task of finding heads within already recognised chunks is not trivial for freer word order languages like German or Polish, while this information may be very useful. We propose a simple solution that allows to incorporate head recognition into existing chunkers by extending the standard IOB2 representation with information on head location. To evaluate this approach we introduced the new representation into a CRF chunker for Polish. Although this idea is very simple, the results are surprisingly good.
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
shallow parsing; Polish; head; CRF
Mieczysław A. Kłopotek, Jacek Koronacki, Małgorzata Marciniak, Agnieszka Mykowiecka, Sławomir Wierzchoń
Book title:
Language Processing and Intelligent Information Systems --- 20th International Conference, IIS 2013, Warsaw, Poland, June 17-18, 2013. Proceedings
Lecture Notes in Computer Science
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