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Advances in Deep Parsing of Scholarly Paper Content

  • Ulrich Schäfer
  • Bernd Kiefer
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6699)

Abstract

We report on advances in deep linguistic parsing of the full textual content of 8200 papers from the ACL Anthology, a collection of electronically available scientific papers in the fields of Computational Linguistics and Language Technology.

We describe how – by incorporating new techniques – we increase both speed and robustness of deep analysis, specifically on long sentences where deep parsing often failed in former approaches. With the current open source HPSG (Head-driven phrase structure grammar) for English (ERG), we obtain deep parses for more than 85% of the sentences in the 1.5 million sentences corpus, while the former approaches achieved only approx. 65% coverage.

The resulting sentence-wise semantic representations are used in the Scientist’s Workbench, a platform demonstrating the use and benefit of natural language processing (NLP) to support scientists or other knowledge workers in fast and better access to digital document content. With the generated NLP annotations, we are able to implement important, novel applications such as robust semantic search, citation classification, and (in the future) question answering and definition exploration.

Keywords

Semantic Similarity Sentence Length Computational Linguistics Paper Corpus Parse Time 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ulrich Schäfer
    • 1
  • Bernd Kiefer
    • 1
  1. 1.Language Technology LabGerman Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)SaarbrückenGermany

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