University of Hertfordshire

Evaluating parsing schemes with entropy indicators

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  • C. Lyon
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Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Hertfordshire
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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NameUH Computer Science Technical Reports
PublisherUniversity of Hertfordshire


This paper introduces an objective metric for assessing the effectiveness of a parsing scheme. Information theoretic indicators can be used to show whether a given scheme captures some of the structure of natural language text. We then use this method to support a proposal to decompose the parsing task into computionally more tractable subtasks.

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