Interpreting Japanese Dependency Structure

  • Alastair Butler
  • Kei Yoshimoto
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6797)


This paper details a method of providing interpretations for kakari-uke dependency structures between bunsetsu (phrasal units) for utterances of Japanese. The technique employs a definition of evaluation against a structured assignment to generate meaning representations. An implementation is described which has led to a robust and efficient system for processing unrestricted texts of Japanese. In addition the paper offers a theory for grammatical/valid bunsetsu dependencies in terms of the class of kakari-uke structures combined with case frame information that successfully support evaluation.


bunsetsu dependency structure semantic evaluation grammaticality parsed forms predicate logic notation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alastair Butler
    • 1
    • 2
  • Kei Yoshimoto
    • 2
  1. 1.Japan Science and Technology AgencyTohoku UniversityJapan
  2. 2.Center for the Advancement of Higher EducationTohoku UniversityJapan

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