Predicting morphological types of Chinese bi-character words by machine learning approaches

Ting Hao Huang, Lun Wei Ku, Hsin Hsi Chen

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Abstract

This paper presented an overview of Chinese bi-character words' morphological types, and proposed a set of features for machine learning approaches to predict these types based on composite characters' information. First, eight morphological types were defined, and 6,500 Chinese bi-character words were annotated with these types. After pre-processing, 6,178 words were selected to construct a corpus named Reduced Set. We analyzed Reduced Set and conducted the inter-annotator agreement test. The average kappa value of 0.67 indicates a substantial agreement. Second, Bi-character words' morphological types are considered strongly related with the composite characters' parts of speech in this paper, so we proposed a set of features which can simply be extracted from dictionaries to indicate the characters' "tendency" of parts of speech. Finally, we used these features and adopted three machine learning algorithms, SVM, CRF, and Naïve Bayes, to predict the morphological types. On the average, the best algorithm CRF achieved 75% of the annotators' performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2010
EditorsDaniel Tapias, Irene Russo, Olivier Hamon, Stelios Piperidis, Nicoletta Calzolari, Khalid Choukri, Joseph Mariani, Helene Mazo, Bente Maegaard, Jan Odijk, Mike Rosner
PublisherEuropean Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Pages844-850
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)2951740867, 9782951740860
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
Event7th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2010 - Valletta, Malta
Duration: May 17 2010May 23 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2010

Other

Other7th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2010
CountryMalta
CityValletta
Period5/17/105/23/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Language and Linguistics

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    Huang, T. H., Ku, L. W., & Chen, H. H. (2010). Predicting morphological types of Chinese bi-character words by machine learning approaches. In D. Tapias, I. Russo, O. Hamon, S. Piperidis, N. Calzolari, K. Choukri, J. Mariani, H. Mazo, B. Maegaard, J. Odijk, & M. Rosner (Eds.), Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2010 (pp. 844-850). (Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2010). European Language Resources Association (ELRA).