Evaluating Compound Splitters Extrinsically with Textual Entailment


Traditionally, compound splitters are evaluated intrinsically on gold-standard data or extrinsically on the task of statistical machine translation. We explore a novel way for the extrinsic evaluation of compound splitters, namely recognizing textual entailment. Compound splitting has great potential for this novel task that is both transparent and well-defined. Moreover, we show that it addresses certain aspects that are either ignored in intrinsic evaluations or compensated for by taskinternal mechanisms in statistical machine translation. We show significant improvements using different compound splitting methods on a German textual entailment dataset.

DOI: 10.18653/v1/P17-2010

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@inproceedings{Jagfeld2017EvaluatingCS, title={Evaluating Compound Splitters Extrinsically with Textual Entailment}, author={Glorianna Jagfeld and Patrick Ziering and Lonneke van der Plas}, booktitle={ACL}, year={2017} }