Linguistic Typology meets Universal Dependencies

  title={Linguistic Typology meets Universal Dependencies},
  author={William Croft and Dawn Nordquist and Katherine Looney and Michael Regan},
Current work on universal dependency schemes in NLP does not make reference to the extensive typological research on language universals, but could benefit since many principles are shared between the two enterprises. We propose a revision of the syntactic dependencies in the Universal Dependencies scheme (Nivre et al. [16, 17]) based on four principles derived from contemporary typological theory: dependencies should be based primarily on universal construction types over language-specific… CONTINUE READING

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