A Semantics Oriented Grammar for Chinese Treebanking

  • Meishan Zhang
  • Yue Zhang
  • Wanxiang Che
  • Ting Liu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8403)

Abstract

Chinese grammar engineering has been a much debated task. Whilst semantic information has been reconed crucial for Chinese syntactic analysis and downstream applications, existing Chinese treebanks lack a consistent and strict sentential semantic formalism. In this paper, we introduce a semantics oriented grammar for Chinese, designed to provide basic supports for tasks such as automatic semantic parsing and sentence generation. It has a directed acyclic graph structure with a simple yet expressive label set, and leverages elementary predication to support logical form conversion. To our knowledge, it is the first Chinese grammar representation capable of direct transformation into logical forms.

Keywords

Chinese Semantic Semantic Representation Chinese Treebanking 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Meishan Zhang
    • 1
  • Yue Zhang
    • 2
  • Wanxiang Che
    • 1
  • Ting Liu
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Center for Social Computing and Information RetrievalHarbin Institute of TechnologyChina
  2. 2.Singapore University of Technology and DesignSingapore

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