Multi-Grained Chinese Word Segmentation

EMNLP 2017 Chen GongZhenghua LiMin ZhangXinzhou Jiang

Traditionally, word segmentation (WS) adopts the single-grained formalism, where a sentence corresponds to a single word sequence. However, Sproat et al. (1997) show that the inter-native-speaker consistency ratio over Chinese word boundaries is only 76{\%}, indicating single-grained WS (SWS) imposes unnecessary challenges on both manual annotation and statistical modeling... (read more)

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