Detecting Apposition for Text Simplification in Basque

  • Itziar Gonzalez-Dios
  • María Jesús Aranzabe
  • Arantza Díaz de Ilarraza
  • Ander Soraluze
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7817)


In this paper we have performed a study on Apposition in Basque and we have developed a tool to identify and to detect automatically these structures. In fact, it is necessary to detect and to code this structures for advanced NLP applications. In our case, we plan to use the Apposition Detector in our Automatic Text Simplification system. This Detector applies a grammar that has been created using the Constraint Grammar formalism. The grammar is based, among others, on morphological features and linguistic information obtained by a named entity recogniser. We present the evaluation of that grammar and moreover, based on a study on errors, we propose a method to improve the results. We also use a Mention Detection System and we combine our results with those obtained by the Mention Detector to improve the performance.


Apposition Detector Basque Automatic Text Simplification Mention Detection 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Itziar Gonzalez-Dios
    • 1
  • María Jesús Aranzabe
    • 1
  • Arantza Díaz de Ilarraza
    • 1
  • Ander Soraluze
    • 1
  1. 1.IXA NLP GroupUniversity of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)DonostiaSpain

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