Interpreting Japanese dependency structure

Alastair Butler, Kei Yoshimoto

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This paper details a method of providing interpretations for kakari-uke dependency structures between bunsetsu (phrasal units) for utterances of Japanese. The technique employs a definition of evaluation against a structured assignment to generate meaning representations. An implementation is described which has led to a robust and efficient system for processing unrestricted texts of Japanese. In addition the paper offers a theory for grammatical/valid bunsetsu dependencies in terms of the class of kakari-uke structures combined with case frame information that successfully support evaluation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence - JSAI-isAI 2010 Workshops, LENLS, JURISIN, AMBN, ISS, Revised Selected Papers
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2nd JSAI International Symposia on Artificial Intelligence, JSAI-isAI 2010 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 2010 Nov 182010 Nov 19

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume6797 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other2nd JSAI International Symposia on Artificial Intelligence, JSAI-isAI 2010


  • bunsetsu
  • dependency structure
  • grammaticality
  • parsed forms
  • predicate logic notation
  • semantic evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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