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What are the limitations on the flux of syntactic dependencies? Evidence from UD treebanks

Abstract : The aim of this paper is to study some characteristics of dependency flux, that is the set of dependencies linking a word on the left with a word on the right in a given position. Based on an exploration of the whole set of UD tree-banks (12M word corpus), we show that what we have called the flux weight, which measures center embeddings, is less than 3 in 99.62 % of the inter-word positions and is bounded by 6, which could be due to short-term memory limitations.
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Sylvain Kahane, Chunxiao Yan, Marie-Amélie Botalla. What are the limitations on the flux of syntactic dependencies? Evidence from UD treebanks. 4th international conference on Dependency Linguistics (Depling), Sep 2017, Pise, Italy. pp.73-82. ⟨hal-01675325⟩

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