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Corpus-based Language Universals Analysis using Universal Dependencies

Hee-Soo Choi 1, 2 Bruno Guillaume 2 Karën Fort 2, 3 
2 SEMAGRAMME - Semantic Analysis of Natural Language
Inria Nancy - Grand Est, LORIA - NLPKD - Department of Natural Language Processing & Knowledge Discovery
Abstract : This paper presents experiments aiming at verifying Greenberg's universals based on Universal Dependencies (UD) corpora (de Marneffe et al., 2021). We adopt a corpus-based approach that allows us to highlight inconsistencies between corpora of the same language and to explore the causes of these inconsistencies. In addition to intra-language inconsistency, our analysis on 141 corpora, i.e. 74 languages, also shows cross-language inconsistency and questions the adaptability of UD annotations for some linguistic concepts.
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Hee-Soo Choi, Bruno Guillaume, Karën Fort. Corpus-based Language Universals Analysis using Universal Dependencies. SyntaxFest Quasy 2021 - Quantitative Syntax, Mar 2022, Sofia, Bulgaria. ⟨hal-03501774v2⟩



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