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22 October 2008, Computational Linguistics Seminar, Federico Sangati

Speaker: Federico Sangati
Title: Unsupervised Methods for Head Assignments
Date: Wednesday 22 October 2008
Time: 15:30
Location: P.327, Euclides building, Plantage Muidergracht 24, Amsterdam

I will present several algorithms for assigning heads in phrase structure trees, based on different linguistic intuitions on the role of heads in natural language syntax. The starting point of the approach is the observation that a head-annotated treebank defines a unique lexicalized tree substitution grammar. This allows us to go back and forth between the two representations, and define objective functions for the unsupervised learning of head assignments in terms of features of the implicit lexicalized tree grammars. We evaluate algorithms based on the match with gold standard head-annotations, and the comparative parsing accuracy of the lexicalized grammars they give rise to.

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