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Automatic Measurement of Syntactic Development in Child Language. Kenji Sagae Language Technologies Institute Student Research Symposium September 2005 Joint work with Alon Lavie and Brian MacWhinney. Using Natural Language Processing in Child Language Research .
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Language Technologies Institute
Student Research Symposium
Joint work with
Alon Lavie and Brian MacWhinney
We eat the cheese sandwich
Consider the words “we” and “eat”
Features: we, pro, eat, v, before, 1, S
(from 0 to 112 points)
(Two transcripts in each set were held out for development and debugging)
Point-to-Point Acc = C(Correct Decisions)
“I said you can go now”
(b) Copula/Modal/Aux for emphasis or ellipsis: 12.3%
“I thought he ate his cake, but he didn’t.”
(c) Relative clause: 10.6%
“This is the car I saw.”
(d) Bitransitive predicate: 5.8%
“I gave her the book.”
(a), (c), (d): Incorrect GR analysis
(b): Imperfect search pattern
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