Language Resources and Evaluation

, Volume 44, Issue 1, pp 7–21

Annotation of multiword expressions in the Prague dependency treebank


DOI: 10.1007/s10579-009-9093-0

Cite this article as:
Bejček, E. & Straňák, P. Lang Resources & Evaluation (2010) 44: 7. doi:10.1007/s10579-009-9093-0


We describe annotation of multiword expressions (MWEs) in the Prague dependency treebank, using several automatic pre-annotation steps. We use subtrees of the tectogrammatical tree structures of the Prague dependency treebank to store representations of the MWEs in the dictionary and pre-annotate following occurrences automatically. We also show a way to measure reliability of this type of annotation.


Multiword expressionsTreebanksAnnotationInter-annotator agreementNamed entities

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Formal and Applied LinguisticsCharles University in PraguePragueCzech Republic