Adding an Annotation Layer to the Hindi/Urdu Treebank

Annette Hautli, Sebastian Sulger, Miriam Butt

Abstract


This paper proposes an additional layer of annotation for the recently established Hindi/Urdu Treebank. Despite the fact that the treebank already features a number of annotation layers such as phrase structure, dependency relations and predicate-argument structure, we see potential for the inclusion of a dependency layer generated from Lexical- Functional Grammar (lfg) f-structures with relations that we believe are crucial for a deep analysis of Urdu/Hindi. The suggestions are based on theoretical and computational investigations into Urdu/Hindi in the context of the Urdu ParGram grammar, through which we can auto- matically create the additional annotation layer.

Keywords


treebank; LFG; Hindi; Urdu

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