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.
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W18-6009
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Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Universal Dependencies (UDW 2018)
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November
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2018
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Brussels, Belgium
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EMNLP | UDW | WS
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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75–84
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https://aclanthology.org/W18-6009
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10.18653/v1/W18-6009
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Hiroshi Kanayama, Na-Rae Han, Masayuki Asahara, Jena D. Hwang, Yusuke Miyao, Jinho D. Choi, and Yuji Matsumoto. 2018. Coordinate Structures in Universal Dependencies for Head-final Languages. In Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Universal Dependencies (UDW 2018), pages 75–84, Brussels, Belgium. Association for Computational Linguistics.
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Coordinate Structures in Universal Dependencies for Head-final Languages (Kanayama et al., 2018)
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Universal Dependencies