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Alpino: Wide-coverage Computational Analysis of Dutch

Gosse Bouma, Gertjan van Noord, and Robert Malouf

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen


Alpino is a wide-coverage computational analyzer of Dutch which aims at accurate, full, parsing of unrestricted text. We describe the head-driven lexicalized grammar and the lexical component, which has been derived from existing resources. The grammar produces dependency structures, thus providing a reasonably abstract and theory-neutral level of linguistic representation. An important aspect of wide-coverage parsing is robustness and disambiguation. The dependency relations encoded in the dependency structures have been used to develop and evaluate both hand-coded and statistical disambiguation methods.

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