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I’ve got a construction looks funny – representing and recovering non-standard constructions in UD

  • The UD framework defines guidelines for a crosslingual syntactic analysis in the framework of dependency grammar, with the aim of providing a consistent treatment across languages that not only supports multilingual NLP applications but also facilitates typological studies. Until now, the UD framework has mostly focussed on bilexical grammatical relations. In the paper, we propose to add a constructional perspective and discuss several examples of spoken-language constructions that occur in multiple languages and challenge the current use of basic and enhanced UD relations. The examples include cases where the surface relations are deceptive, and syntactic amalgams that either involve unconnected subtrees or structures with multiply-headed dependents. We argue that a unified treatment of constructions across languages will increase the consistency of the UD annotations and thus the quality of the treebanks for linguistic analysis.

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Author:Josef RuppenhoferGND, Ines RehbeinGND
Parent Title (English):Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on Universal Dependencies (UDW 2020), December 13, 2020, Barcelona, Spain (Online)
Publisher:Association for Computational Linguistics
Place of publication:Stroudsburg, PA
Editor:Marie-Catherine de Marneffe, Miryam de Lhoneux, Joakim Nivre, Sebastian Schuster
Document Type:Part of a Book
Year of first Publication:2020
Date of Publication (online):2020/12/07
GND Keyword:Automatische Sprachanalyse; Dependenzgrammatik; Gesprochene Sprache; Kontrastive Syntax; Natürliche Sprache; Sprachanalyse; Sprachtypologie
First Page:140
Last Page:151
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 400 Sprache, Linguistik
Open Access?:ja
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Licence (English):License LogoCreative Commons - Attribution 4.0 International