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Evaluating Evaluation Metrics for Minimalist Parsing

Graf, Thomas, and Bradley Marcinek

Abstract In response to Kobele et al. (2012), we evaluate four ways of linking the processing difficulty of sentences to the behavior of the top-down parser for Minimalist grammars developed in Stabler (2012). We investigate the predictions these four metrics make for a number of relative clause constructions, and we conclude that at this point, none of them capture the full range of attested patterns.

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  author    = {Graf, Thomas and Marcinek, Bradley},
  title     = {Evaluating Evaluation Metrics for {M}inimalist Parsing},
  year      = {2014},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the 2014 {ACL} Workshop on Cognitive
          Modeling and Computational Linguistics ({CMCL})},
  pages     = {28--36}