Paper: Treebank Transfer

ACL ID W05-1508
Title Treebank Transfer
Venue Workshop On Parsing Technology
Year 2005

We introduce a method for transferring annotation from a syntactically annotated corpus in a source language to a target lan- guage. Our approach assumes only that an (unannotated) text corpus exists for the target language, and does not require that the parameters of the mapping between the two languages are known. We outline a general probabilistic approach based on Data Augmentation, discuss the algorith- mic challenges, and present a novel algo- rithm for sampling from a posterior distri- bution over trees.

  author    = {Jansche, Martin},
  title     = {Treebank transfer},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Ninth International Workshop on Parsing Technology},
  month     = {October},
  year      = {2005},
  address   = {Vancouver, British Columbia},
  publisher = {Association for Computational Linguistics},
  pages     = {74--82},
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