The influence of Chunking on Dependency Crossing and Distance

@article{Lu2015TheIO,
  title={The influence of Chunking on Dependency Crossing and Distance},
  author={Qian Lu and Chunshan Xu and Haitao Liu},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2015},
  volume={abs/1509.01310}
}
  • Qian Lu, Chunshan Xu, Haitao Liu
  • Published 2015
  • Computer Science
  • ArXiv
  • This paper hypothesizes that chunking plays important role in reducing dependency distance and dependency crossings. Computer simulations, when compared with natural languages, show that chunking reduces mean dependency distance (MDD) of a linear sequence of nodes (constrained by continuity or projectivity) to that of natural languages. More interestingly, chunking alone brings about less dependency crossings as well, though having failed to reduce them, to such rarity as found in human… CONTINUE READING

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