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Title Corpora of Typical Sentences
Authors Lydia Müller, Uwe Quasthoff and Maciej Sumalvico
Abstract Typical sentences of characteristic syntactic structures can be used for language understanding tasks like finding typical slotfiller for verbs. The paper describes the selection of such typical sentences representing usually about 5% of the original corpus. The sentences are selected by the frequency of the corresponding POS tag sequence together with an entropy theshold, and the selection method is shown to work language independently. Entropy measuring the distribution of words in a given position turns out to identify larger sets of near-duplicate sentences, not considered typical. A statistical comparison of those subcorpora with the underlying corpus shows the intended shorter sentence length, but also a decrease of word frequencies for function words associated to more complex sentences.
Topics Multilinguality, Corpus (Creation, Annotation, Etc.), Grammar And Syntax
Full paper Corpora of Typical Sentences
Bibtex @InProceedings{MÜLLER18.724,
  author = {Lydia Müller and Uwe Quasthoff and Maciej Sumalvico},
  title = "{Corpora of Typical Sentences}",
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018)},
  year = {2018},
  month = {May 7-12, 2018},
  address = {Miyazaki, Japan},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference chair) and Khalid Choukri and Christopher Cieri and Thierry Declerck and Sara Goggi and Koiti Hasida and Hitoshi Isahara and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Hélène Mazo and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis and Takenobu Tokunaga},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  isbn = {979-10-95546-00-9},
  language = {english}
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