Luisa Gomez


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Building an Endangered Language Resource in the Classroom: Universal Dependencies for Kakataibo
Roberto Zariquiey | Claudia Alvarado | Ximena Echevarría | Luisa Gomez | Rosa Gonzales | Mariana Illescas | Sabina Oporto | Frederic Blum | Arturo Oncevay | Javier Vera
Proceedings of the Thirteenth Language Resources and Evaluation Conference

In this paper, we launch a new Universal Dependencies treebank for an endangered language from Amazonia: Kakataibo, a Panoan language spoken in Peru. We first discuss the collaborative methodology implemented, which proved effective to create a treebank in the context of a Computational Linguistic course for undergraduates. Then, we describe the general details of the treebank and the language-specific considerations implemented for the proposed annotation. We finally conduct some experiments on part-of-speech tagging and syntactic dependency parsing. We focus on monolingual and transfer learning settings, where we study the impact of a Shipibo-Konibo treebank, another Panoan language resource.