On Parsing CHILDES

Laakso, Aarre (2005) On Parsing CHILDES. [Preprint] (Unpublished)

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Research on child language acquisition would benefit from the availability of a large body of syntactically parsed utterances between parents and children. We consider the problem of generating such a ``treebank'' from the CHILDES corpus, which currently contains primarily orthographically transcribed speech tagged for lexical category.

Item Type:Preprint
Additional Information:Submitted to Midwest Computational Linguistics Colloquium (MCLC) 4/10/2005.
Keywords:language acquisition, syntactic parsing, CHILDES database
Subjects:Linguistics > Computational Linguistics
ID Code:4204
Deposited By: Laakso, Aarre
Deposited On:12 Apr 2005
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55

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