Cross-lingual Transfer of Correlations between Parts of Speech and Gaze Features

Maria Barrett, Frank Keller, Anders Søgaard

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Several recent studies have shown that eye movements during reading provide information about grammatical and syntactic processing, which can assist the induction of NLP models. All these studies have been limited to English, however. This study shows that gaze and part of speech (PoS) correlations largely transfer across English and French. This means that we can replicate previous studies on gaze-based PoS tagging for French, but also that we can use English gaze data to assist the induction of French NLP models.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of COLING 2016, the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics: Technical Papers
Place of PublicationOsaka, Japan
PublisherThe COLING 2016 Organizing Committee
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-4-87974-702-0
Publication statusPublished - 16 Dec 2016
Event26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics - Osaka, Japan
Duration: 11 Dec 201616 Dec 2016


Conference26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Abbreviated titleCOLING 2016
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