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# Summary
A treebank manually annotated at the City University of Hong Kong.
It contains subtitles of three films shot by students from the School of
Creative Media as well as the official record of proceedings of the Legislative
Council of Hong Kong. Traditional Chinese characters. This treebank is parallel
with UD_Cantonese-HK.
# Introduction
The Chinese-HK UD treebank was manually annotated by Herman H. M. Leung and Tak-sum Wong
at City University of Hong Kong, directly using the subtitles from three films
shot by students from the School of Creative Media as well as the official
record of proceedings of the section of the Election of President of the
council meeting of the Legislative Council of the HKSAR of the P. R. China on
12th October, 2016 commencing at 2:13 p.m. The data are in Traditional Chinese.
These trees form a parallel treebank with those in Cantonese-HK.
#send_id = 1 to 410
Title: Missing days / 小時光
Duration: 30 minutes
#send_id = 411 to 547
Title: Tempo in Temple / 廟眾樂樂
Duration: 16 minutes
#send_id = 548 to 650
Title: What day is today / 今日星期幾
Duration: 31 minutes
#send_id = 651 to 908
Title: Election of President: The council meeting of the Legislative Council of HKSAR on 12th October, 2016(14:13:49 ~ 16:27:26) (incomplete)
Duration: 2 hours 14 minutes
Since there are fewer than a myriad tokens, only the test set is provided.
Tree count: 908
Word count: 8701
Token count: 8701
Dep. relations: 47 of which 15 language specific
POS tags: 16
Category=value feature pairs: 1
When determining the POS, one usually considers both the "morphological evidence", i.e., the linguistic form of the word, as well as the "distributional evidence", i.e., its syntactic use in the sentence. Usually, these two kinds of evidence should agree; in some cases, however, the POS of some word is tentatively alterned to fullfil the special purpose of the author.
Take an example in English, consider the word "pen" in the sentence "I pen a letter". Morphological evidence suggests the word "pen" should be tagged as an noun (NN), reflecting its normal usage. Distributional evidence suggests it should be tagged as a verb, since this word is in a typical syntactic position of verb in a SVO language.
When these two kinds of evidence contradict one another, the morphological evidence prevails.
# Acknowledgments
This work was partially supported by a grant from the PROCORE-France/Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme sponsored by the Research Grants Council and the Consulate General of France in Hong Kong (Reference No.: F-CityU107/15 and N 35322RG); and by two Strategic Research Grants (Project No. 7004494 and No. 7004736) from City University of Hong Kong.
# References
When using this treebank, please cite at least one paper from the following references:
Tak-sum WONG, Kim GERDES, Herman LEUNG, and John LEE. "Quantitative Comparative Syntax on the Cantonese-Mandarin Parallel Dependency Treebank" Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Dependency Linguistics, pp. 266−275, Pisa, Italy, September 2017.
Herman LEUNG, Rafaël POIRET, Tak-sum WONG, Xinying CHEN, Kim GERDES and John LEE. "Developing Universal Dependencies for Mandarin Chinese" Proceedings of the 12th Workshop on Asian Language Resources, pp. 20−29, Osaka, Japan, December 2016.
# Changelog
* 2018-04-15 v2.2
* ?
* 2017-11-15 v2.1
* Initial UD release.
=== Machine-readable metadata =================================================
Documentation status: partial
Data source: manual
Data available since: UD v2.1
License: CC BY-SA 4.0
Includes text: yes
Genre: spoken
Lemmas: not available
UPOS: manual native
XPOS: not available
Features: manual native
Relations: manual native
Contributors: Gerdes, Kim; Lee, John; Leung, Herman; Wong, Tak-sum
Contributing: elsewhere