Sentences with Gapping: Parsing and Reconstructing Elided Predicates

NAACL 2018 Sebastian SchusterJoakim NivreChristopher D. Manning

Sentences with gapping, such as Paul likes coffee and Mary tea, lack an overt predicate to indicate the relation between two or more arguments. Surface syntax representations of such sentences are often produced poorly by parsers, and even if correct, not well suited to downstream natural language understanding tasks such as relation extraction that are typically designed to extract information from sentences with canonical clause structure... (read more)

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