4th International Conference on Spoken Language Processing

Philadelphia, PA, USA
October 3-6, 1996

Extraction Method of Non-Restrictive Modification in Japanese as a Marked Factor of Prosody

Hisako Asano (1), Hisashi Ohara (2), Yoshifumi Ooyama (3)

(1) NTT Information and Communication Systems Laboratories
(2) NTT Technology Research Department
(3) NTT Communication Science Laboratories

This paper shows by a quantitative evaluation that non-restrictive modification in Japanese is a marked factor of prosody, and describes how to extract non-restrictive modification. In Japanese, restrictive and non-restrictive modification have the same syntactic structure, so it is difficult to distinguish them. We propose rules to extract non-restrictive modification in news-text based on the classification of non-restrictive modification and the combination patterns of the head noun and the modifier.

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Bibliographic reference.  Asano, Hisako / Ohara, Hisashi / Ooyama, Yoshifumi (1996): "Extraction method of non-restrictive modification in Japanese as a marked factor of prosody", In ICSLP-1996, 1345-1348.