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Title:Bootstrapping Statistical Parsers from Small Datasets
Authors: Mark Steedman ; Miles Osborne ; Anoop Sarkar ; Stephen Clark ; Rebecca Hwa ; Julia Hockenmaier ; Paul Ruhlen
Date: 2003
Publication Title:EACL
Publisher:Association for Computational Linguistics
Publication Type:Conference Paper Publication Status:Published
Page Nos:331-338
DOI:10.3115/1067807.1067851 ISBN/ISSN:1-333-56789-8
We present a practical co-training method for bootstrapping statistical parsers using a small amount of manually parsed training material and a much larger pool of raw sentences. Experimental results show that unlabelled sentences can be used to improve the performance of statistical parsers. In addition, we consider the problem of bootstrapping parsers when the manually parsed training material is in a different domain to either the raw sentences or the testing material. We show that bootstrapping continues to be useful, even though no manually produced parses fom the target domain are used.
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author = { Mark Steedman and Miles Osborne and Anoop Sarkar and Stephen Clark and Rebecca Hwa and Julia Hockenmaier and Paul Ruhlen },
title = {Bootstrapping Statistical Parsers from Small Datasets},
book title = {EACL},
publisher = {Association for Computational Linguistics},
year = 2003,
pages = {331-338},
doi = {10.3115/1067807.1067851},
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