The Impact of Automatic Morphological Analysis & Disambiguation on Dependency Parsing of Turkish

Eryiğit G.

8th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC), İstanbul, Turkey, 21 - 27 May 2012, pp.1960-1965 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1960-1965
  • Keywords: Syntactic Parsing, Morphological Processing, Turkish
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The studies on dependency parsing of Turkish so far gave their results on the Turkish Dependency Treebank. This treebank consists of gold standard sentences where part-of-speech tags are manually assigned to each word and the words forming multi word expressions are also manually determined and combined into single units. For the first time, we investigate the results of parsing Turkish sentences from scratch and observe the accuracy drop at the end of processing raw data. We test one state-of-the art morphological analyzer together with two different morphological disambiguators. We both show separately the accuracy drop due to the automatic morphological processing and to the lack of multi word unit extraction. With this purpose, we use and present a new version of the Turkish Treebank where we detached the multi word expressions (MWEs) into multiple tokens and manually annotated the missing part-of-speech tags of these new tokens.