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In the present paper we discuss some issues connected with the condition of projectivity in a dependency based description of language (see Sgall, Hajičová, and Panevová (1986), Hajičová, Partee, and Sgall (1998)), with a special regard to the annotation scheme of the Prague Dependency Treebank (PDT, see Hajič (1998)). After a short Introduction (Section(More)
The dichotomy of topic and focus, based, in the Praguean Functional Generative Description, on the scale of communicative dynamism, is relevant not only for a possible placement of the sentence in a context, but also for its semantic interpretation. An automatic identification of topic and focus may use the input information on word order, on the systemic(More)
We introduce a substantial update of the Prague Czech-English Dependency Treebank, a parallel corpus manually annotated at the deep syntactic layer of linguistic representation. The English part consists of the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) section of the Penn Treebank. The Czech part was translated from the English source sentence by sentence. This paper gives(More)
The requirements of the depth and precision of annotation vary for different intended uses of the corpus but it has been commonly accepted nowadays that the standard annotations of surface structure are only the first steps in a more ambitious research program, aiming at a creation of advanced resources for most different systems of natural language(More)
The use of the treebank as a resource for linguistic research has led us to look for an annotation scheme representing not only surface syntactic information (in ‘analytic trees’, ATS) but also the underlying syntactic structure of sentences and at least some aspects of intersentential links (in ‘tectogrammatical tree structures’, TGTS). We focus in this(More)
Morphosyntactic markedness theory classically assumes dynamic competition among the members of a paradigm. They are in opposition within a system of contrasts, and their meaning, or use, is determined by their relation to each other in the paradigm, not by their intrinsic features alone. This idea is embodied in Jakobson's (1984: 1) often-cited formulation(More)