Proceedings Abstracts of the Twenty-Fifth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence

HC-Search for Incremental Parsing / 2887
Yijia Liu, Wanxiang Che, Bing Qin, Ting Liu

Standard incremental parsing algorithm employs a single scoring function and beam-search to find the best parse tree from an exponentially large search space. Inspired by recently proposed HC-search framework, we decompose the incremental parsing algorithm into two steps: first searching a set of high-quality outputs with beam-search, and second selecting the best output with a ranking model. We learn our incremental parsing model with a relaxed learning objective. We incorporate arbitrary features in our ranking model and learn the model from fine grain ranking examples. Experimental results on standard English and Chinese datasets show our method significantly outperforms a strong baseline.