Investigating NP-Chunking with Universal Dependencies for English

Ophélie Lacroix
2018 Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Universal Dependencies (UDW 2018)  
Chunking is a pre-processing task generally dedicated to improving constituency parsing. In this paper, we want to show that universal dependency (UD) parsing can also leverage the information provided by the task of chunking even though annotated chunks are not provided with universal dependency trees. In particular, we introduce the possibility of deducing noun-phrase (NP) chunks from universal dependencies, focusing on English as a first example. We then demonstrate how the task of
more » ... g can benefit PoS-tagging in a multi-task learning setting -comparing two different strategies -and how it can be used as a feature for dependency parsing in order to learn enriched models.
doi:10.18653/v1/w18-6010 dblp:conf/acludw/Lacroix18 fatcat:bniccpxqurdvtlocasiei3lmqy