Towards Turkish Abstract Meaning Representation

Azin Z., Eryiğit G.

57th Annual Meeting of the Association-for-Computational-Linguistics (ACL), Florence, Italy, 28 July - 02 August 2019, pp.43-47 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Florence
  • Country: Italy
  • Page Numbers: pp.43-47
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Using rooted, directed and labeled graphs, Abstract Meaning Representation (AMR) abstracts away from syntactic features such as word order and does not annotate every constituent in a sentence. AMR has been specified for English and was not supposed to be an Interlingua. However, several studies strived to overcome divergences in the annotations between English AMRs and those of their target languages by refining the annotation specification. Following this line of research, we have started to build the first Turkish AMR corpus by hand-annotating 100 sentences of the Turkish translation of the novel "The Little Prince" and comparing the results with the English AMRs available for the same corpus. The next step is to prepare the Turkish AMR annotation specification for training future annotators.