Word Sketches for Turkish

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Research areas: Year: 2012
Type of Publication: In Proceedings Keywords: word sketches, Turkish, sketch grammar, dependency parsing, topic coherence
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Book title: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC2012)
Pages: 2945-2950
Address: Istanbul, Turkey
Month: May 23-25
Word sketches are one-page, automatic, corpus-based summaries of a word's grammatical and collocational behaviour. In this paper we present word sketches for Turkish. Until now, word sketches have been generated using a purpose-built finite-state grammars. Here, we use an existing dependency parser. We describe the process of collecting a 42 million word corpus, parsing it, and generating word sketches from it. We evaluate the word sketches in comparison with word sketches from a language independent sketch grammar on an external evaluation task called topic coherence, using Turkish WordNet to derive an evaluation set of coherent topics.
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