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Decision Tree-Based Evaluation of Genitive Classification – An Empirical Study on CMC and Text Corpora

TitleDecision Tree-Based Evaluation of Genitive Classification – An Empirical Study on CMC and Text Corpora
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsHansen, S, Schneider, R
EditorGurevych, I, Biemann, C, Zesch, T
Book TitleLanguage Processing and Knowledge in the Web
Series TitleLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume8105
Pagination83-88
PublisherSpringer
CityBerlin / Heidelberg
ISBN Number978-3-642-40721-5
Abstract

Contemporary studies on the characteristics of natural language benefit enormously from the increasing amount of linguistic corpora. Aside from text and speech corpora, corpora of computer-mediated communication (CMC) position themselves between orality and literacy, and beyond that provide insight into the impact of “new”, mainly internet-based media on language behaviour. In this paper, we present an empirical attempt to work with annotated CMC corpora for the explanation of linguistic phenomena. In concrete terms, we implement machine learning algorithms to produce decision trees that reveal rules and tendencies about the use of genitive markers in German.

DOI10.1007/978-3-642-40722-2_8