AAAI Publications, Twenty-Fourth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence

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Forest-Based Semantic Role Labeling
Hao Xiong, Haitao Mi, Yang Liu, Qun Liu

Last modified: 2010-07-04


Parsing plays an important role in semantic role labeling (SRL) because most SRL systems infer semantic relations from 1-best parses. Therefore, parsing errors inevitably lead to labeling mistakes. To alleviate this problem, we propose to use packed forest, which compactly encodes all parses for a sentence. We design an algorithm to exploit exponentially many parses to learn semantic relations efciently. Experimental results on the CoNLL-2005 shared task show that using forests achieves an absolute improvement of 1.2% in terms of F1 score over using 1-best parses and 0.6% over using 50-best parses.


Natural Language Processing;Semantics

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