Abstract：After an analysis on Dan Bikel’s Parser which is based on head-driven statistical model, this paper presents some improvements on this distinctive parser for Chinese parsing. Firstly, a separate N-best POS-tagging module is provided to enhance the morphological processing. Secondly, an independent BaseNP identification module is integrated as another preprocessing module to decrease the complexity in Chinese parsing. And according to the characteristic of Chinese, several extended definitions of BaseNP are introduced, demonstrating that a suitable definition to BaseNP can help improve the performance for Chinese parsing. Finally, experiments are conducted for the refined Chinese statistical parser and the results indicate that both the efficiency and accuracy of Chinese parsing are improved significantly.
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