Wuhan University Journal of Natural Sciences

, Volume 20, Issue 5, pp 405–412 | Cite as

Word-order switch and its representation in corpus

Computer Science


Word-order information is very useful in information processing, and it is worthy to annotate in corpus. In this paper, we analyze the syntactic functions afforded by word-order switch in Mandarin Chinese, and present a feasible annotation approach based on the word order information. The experiment results show that there is a very significant difference for the frequency information of word distribution after annotation. Therefore, it is helpful for obtaining the accurate frequency information. Meanwhile, word-order switch information can also offer meaningful pragmatic information to improve the quality of machine translation.


translation word-order switch referential function dependency 

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TP 305 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of HumanitiesHuaqiao UniversityQuanzhou, FujianChina

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