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Sinica Treebank

  • Chu-Ren Huang
  • Keh-Jiann Chen
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Abstract

Sinica Treebank is both the first Chinese treebank (released in 2000 simultaneously with the Penn Chinese Treebank) and the first treebank fully annotated with thematic role information. As such, the construction of the Sinica Treebank deals with both theory and modeling issues in innovative ways. It deals with challenges posed by the lack of conventions to mark word-break and ends-of-sentence in Chinese texts. The solution was based on maximal resources sharing, as the Sinica Treebank is built upon PoS tagged Sinica Corpus, and rely heavily on the grammatical information of the CKIP lexicon encoded in Information-based Case Grammar (ICG). We discuss the design criteria and annotation guidelines of the Sinica Treebank as well as the three design criteria of: Maximal Resource Sharing, Minimal Structural Complexity, and Optimal Semantic Information.

Keywords

Chinese Sinica Treebank Thematic role annotation Information-based Case Grammar 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityKowloonHong Kong
  2. 2.Academia SinicaTaipeiTaiwan

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