Sandra Kübler (Indiana University) Ryan McDonald (Google Research) Joakim Nivre (Uppsala and Växjö Universities)
Synthesis Lectures on Human Language Technologies #2 (Morgan & Claypool Publishers), 2009, 127 pages
Dependency-based methods for syntactic parsing have become increasingly popular in natural language processing in recent years. This book gives a thorough introduction to the methods that are most widely used today. After an introduction to dependency grammar and dependency parsing, followed by a formal characterization of the dependency parsing problem, the book surveys the three major classes of parsing models that are in current use: transition-based, graph- based, and grammar-based models. It continues with a chapter on evaluation and one on the comparison of different methods, and it closes with a few words on current trends and future prospects of dependency parsing. The book presupposes a knowledge of basic concepts in linguistics and computer science, as well as some knowledge of parsing methods for constituency-based representations.
Table of Contents: Introduction / Dependency Parsing / Transition- Based Parsing / Graph-Based Parsing / Grammar-Based Parsing / Evaluation / Comparison / Final Thoughts
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