Passive sentences and structural parsing

X Liu, C. Hoede

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Traditional language parsing is mainly based on generative grammar in English. As English and Chinese belong to two different families of language, a grammar is not sufficient for Chinese parsing although it is still important. In passive sentences in English and Chinese, there exists some similarity, but there also exists some difference. In this paper, first the sememe analysis is introduced in Chinese parsing. Second, we will compare the passive sentence in English and Chinese with respect to sentence pattern, semantic relations and other aspects in view of knowledge graph theory. We find that after we use sememe analysis in Chinese parsing, we can easily deal with Chinese passive sentences.
Original languageUndefined
Place of PublicationEnschede
PublisherUniversity of Twente
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Publication series

PublisherDepartment of Applied Mathematics, University of Twente
ISSN (Print)0169-2690


  • MSC-05C99
  • IR-65847
  • EWI-3481
  • MSC-68F99

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