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Dependency Parsing

Sandra Kübler (Indiana University)
Ryan McDonald (Google Research)
Joakim Nivre (Uppsala and Växjö Universities)

Synthesis Lectures on Human Language Technologies #2 (Morgan & 
Claypool Publishers), 2009, 127 pages

Dependency-based methods for syntactic parsing have become 
increasingly popular in natural language processing in recent years. 
This book gives a thorough introduction to the methods that are most 
widely used today. After an introduction to dependency grammar and 
dependency parsing, followed by a formal characterization of the 
dependency parsing problem, the book surveys the three major classes 
of parsing models that are in current use: transition-based, graph-
based, and grammar-based models. It continues with a chapter on 
evaluation and one on the comparison of different methods, and it 
closes with a few words on current trends and future prospects of 
dependency parsing. The book presupposes a knowledge of basic concepts 
in linguistics and computer science, as well as some knowledge of 
parsing methods for constituency-based representations.

Table of Contents: Introduction / Dependency Parsing / Transition-
Based Parsing / Graph-Based Parsing / Grammar-Based Parsing / 
Evaluation / Comparison / Final Thoughts

http://dx.doi.org/10.2200/S00169ED1V01Y200901HLT002

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