Parsing with Agreement

  • Adam Radziszewski
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5729)


Shallow parsing has been proposed as a means of arriving at practically useful structures while avoiding the difficulties of full syntactic analysis. According to Abney’s principles, it is preferred to leave an ambiguity pending than to make a likely wrong decision. We show that continuous phrase chunking as well as shallow constituency parsing display evident drawbacks when faced with freer word order languages. Those drawbacks may lead to unnecessary data loss as a result of decisions forced by the formalism and therefore diminish practical value of shallow parsers for Slavic languages.

We present an alternate approach to shallow parsing of noun phrases for Slavic languages which follows the original Abney’s principles. The proposed approach to parsing is decomposed into several stages, some of which allow for marking discontinuous phrases.


Noun Phrase Sentiment Analysis Prepositional Phrase Slavic Language Regular Grammar 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Adam Radziszewski
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  1. 1.Institute of InformaticsWrocław University of TechnologyWrocławPoland

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