Are crossing dependencies really scarce?

@article{FerreriCancho2017AreCD,
  title={Are crossing dependencies really scarce?},
  author={R. Ferrer-i-Cancho and Carlos G{\'o}mez-Rodr{\'i}guez and J. L. Esteban},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2017},
  volume={abs/1703.08324}
}
The syntactic structure of a sentence can be modelled as a tree, where vertices correspond to words and edges indicate syntactic dependencies. It has been claimed recurrently that the number of edge crossings in real sentences is small. However, a baseline or null hypothesis has been lacking. Here we quantify the amount of crossings of real sentences and compare it to the predictions of a series of baselines. We conclude that crossings are really scarce in real sentences. Their scarcity is… Expand
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