Autobank: a semi-automatic annotation tool for developing deep Minimalist Grammar treebanks

John Torr
2017 Proceedings of the Software Demonstrations of the 15th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics  
This paper presents Autobank, a prototype tool for constructing a widecoverage Minimalist Grammar (MG) (Stabler, 1997) , and semi-automatically converting the Penn Treebank (PTB) into a deep Minimalist treebank. The front end of the tool is a graphical user interface which facilitates the rapid development of a seed set of MG trees via manual reannotation of PTB preterminals with MG lexical categories. The system then extracts various dependency mappings between the source and target trees, and
more » ... uses these in concert with a non-statistical MG parser to automatically reannotate the rest of the corpus. Autobank thus enables deep treebank conversions (and subsequent modifications) without the need for complex transduction algorithms accompanied by cascades of ad hoc rules; instead, the locus of human effort falls directly on the task of grammar construction itself.
doi:10.18653/v1/e17-3021 dblp:conf/eacl/Torr17 fatcat:lqalhewkkjeilepwvrixjoa2au