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Generalized Transition-based Dependency Parsing

Emily Pitler
Ryan Mcdonald
Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) (2016) (to appear)


In this paper, we present a transition-base parsing framework where a specific parser type is instantiated in terms of a set of abstract control parameters that constrain transitions between parser states. These parameters enable a generalization across a range of transition-based parsing algorithms, including Arc-eager, Arc-standard, and Easy-first. This generalization provides a unified framework that allows us to describe and compare various transition-based parsing approaches from a theoretical and empirical perspective. This includes both previously studied transition systems, but potentially new systems as well.