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A Rule-Based Approach to the Identification of Spanish Zero Pronouns

TitleA Rule-Based Approach to the Identification of Spanish Zero Pronouns
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsRello, L, Ilisei, I
Conference NameStudent Research Workshop, RANLP 2009
Conference LocationBorovets, Bulgaria
Abstract

This paper presents a new rule-based method to identify Spanish zero pronouns. The paper describes the comparative evaluation of a baseline method for the identification of zero pronouns with an approach that supplements the baseline by adding a set of restrictions treating impersonal sentences and other zero subject expressions. The identification rules have been tested on a new corpus in which zero pronouns have been manually annotated (the Z-Corpus). The comparative evaluation shows that this rule-based method outperforms the baseline.

URLhttp://aclweb.org/anthology/R/R09/R09-2011.pdf