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Deeper syntax for better semantic parsing

Presented at Osaka (Japan), 11-17 December 2016
Publication date2016

Syntax plays an important role in the task of predicting the semantic structure of a sentence. But syntactic phenomena such as alternations, control and raising tend to obfuscate the relation between syntax and semantics. In this paper we predict the semantic structure of a sentence using a deeper syntax than what is usually done. This deep syntactic representation abstracts away from purely syntactic phenomena and proposes a structural organization of the sentence that is closer to the semantic representation. Experiments conducted on a French corpus annotated with semantic frames showed that a semantic parser reaches better performances with such a deep syntactic input.

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MICHALON, Olivier et al. Deeper syntax for better semantic parsing. In: Proceedings of COLING 2016, the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics : Technical Papers. Osaka (Japan). [s.l.] : [s.n.], 2016. p. 409–420.
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