Using subcategorization frames to improve French probabilistic parsing

Anthony Sigogne, Matthieu Constant; Proceedings of KONVENS 2012 (Main track: poster presentations), pp. 223-227, September 2012.


This article introduces results about probabilistic parsing enhanced with a word clustering approach based on a French syntactic lexicon, the Lefff (Sagot, 2010). We show that by applying this clustering method on verbs and adjectives of the French Treebank (Abeillé et al., 2003), we obtain accurate performances on French with a parser based on a Probabilistic Context-Free Grammar (Petrov et al., 2006).

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