Neville Ryant


Penn-Helsinki Parsed Corpus of Early Modern English: First Parsing Results and Analysis
Seth Kulick | Neville Ryant | Beatrice Santorini
Findings of the Association for Computational Linguistics: NAACL 2022

The Penn-Helsinki Parsed Corpus of Early Modern English (PPCEME), a 1.7-million-word treebank that is an important resource for research in syntactic change, has several properties that present potential challenges for NLP technologies. We describe these key features of PPCEME that make it challenging for parsing, including a larger and more varied set of function tags than in the Penn Treebank, and present results for this corpus using a modified version of the Berkeley Neural Parser and the approach to function tag recovery of Gabbard et al. (2006). While this approach to function tag recovery gives reasonable results, it is in some ways inappropriate for span-based parsers. We also present further evidence of the importance of in-domain pretraining for contextualized word representations. The resulting parser will be used to parse Early English Books Online, a 1.5 billion word corpus whose utility for the study of syntactic change will be greatly increased with the addition of accurate parse trees.

Parsing Early Modern English for Linguistic Search
Seth Kulick | Neville Ryant | Beatrice Santorini
Proceedings of the Society for Computation in Linguistics 2022


Exploring Autism Spectrum Disorders Using HLT
Julia Parish-Morris | Mark Liberman | Neville Ryant | Christopher Cieri | Leila Bateman | Emily Ferguson | Robert Schultz
Proceedings of the Third Workshop on Computational Linguistics and Clinical Psychology


From Light to Rich ERE: Annotation of Entities, Relations, and Events
Zhiyi Song | Ann Bies | Stephanie Strassel | Tom Riese | Justin Mott | Joe Ellis | Jonathan Wright | Seth Kulick | Neville Ryant | Xiaoyi Ma
Proceedings of the The 3rd Workshop on EVENTS: Definition, Detection, Coreference, and Representation


Extending VerbNet with Novel Verb Classes
Karin Kipper | Anna Korhonen | Neville Ryant | Martha Palmer
Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’06)

Lexical classifications have proved useful in supporting various natural language processing (NLP) tasks. The largest verb classification for English is Levin's (1993) work which defined groupings of verbs based on syntactic properties. VerbNet - the largest computational verb lexicon currently available for English - provides detailed syntactic-semantic descriptions of Levin classes. While the classes included are extensive enough for some NLP use, they are not comprehensive. Korhonen and Briscoe (2004) have proposed a significant extension of Levin's classification which incorporates 57 novel classes for verbs not covered (comprehensively) by Levin. This paper describes the integration of these classes into VerbNet. The result is the most extensive Levin-style classification for English verbs which can be highly useful for practical applications.

Binding of Anaphors in LTAG
Neville Ryant | Tatjana Scheffler
Proceedings of the Eighth International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammar and Related Formalisms


Assigning XTAG Trees to VerbNet
Neville Ryant | Karin Kipper
Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammar and Related Formalisms