Parsing the Past - Identification of Verb Constructions in Historical Text

  title={Parsing the Past - Identification of Verb Constructions in Historical Text},
  author={Eva Pettersson and Be{\'a}ta Megyesi and Joakim Nivre},
Even though NLP tools are widely used for contemporary text today, there is a lack of tools that can handle historical documents. Such tools could greatly facilitate the work of researchers dealing with large volumes of historical texts. In this paper we propose a method for extracting verbs and their complements from historical Swedish text, using NLP tools and dictionaries developed for contemporary Swedish and a set of normalisation rules that are applied before tagging and parsing the text… CONTINUE READING
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