SUMMARY : Session O31-W Corpus Construction & Annotation


Title Corpus Annotation as a Test of a Linguistic Theory
Authors E. Hajicova, P. Sgall
Abstract In the present contribution we claim that corpus annotation serves, among other things, as an invaluable test for linguistic theories standing behind the annotation schemes, and as such represents an irreplaceable resource of linguistic information for the build-up of grammars. To support this claim we present four linguistic phenomena for the study and relevant description of which in grammar a deep layer of corpus annotation as introduced in the Prague Dependency Treebank has brought important observations, namely the information structure of the sentence, condition of projectivity and word order, types of dependency relations and textual coreference.
Keywords corpus annotation, information structure, projectivity, dependency relations, textual coreference
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