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Mandarin Chinese Words and Parts of Speech
A Corpus-based Study

ISBN 9780367598372
Published June 30, 2020 by Routledge
302 Pages

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Book Description

This monograph is a translation of two seminal works on corpus-based studies of Mandarin Chinese words and parts of speech.

The original books were published as two pioneering technical reports by Chinese Knowledge and Information Processing group (CKIP) at Academia Sinica in 1993 and 1996, respectively. Since then, the standard and PoS tagset proposed in the CKIP report have become the de facto standard in Chinese corpora and computational linguistics, in particular in the context of traditional Chinese texts.

This new translation represents and develops the principles and theories originating from these pioneering works. The results can be applied to numerous fields; Chinese syntax and semantics, lexicography, machine translation and other language engineering bound applications.

Suitable for graduate and scholars in the fields of linguistics and Chinese, Mandarin Chinese Words and Parts of Speech provides a comprehensive survey of the issues around wordhood and PoS.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction  2 Chinese wordhood: Definition and Word Segmentation Standardization  3 Principles and Examples  4 Discussion  5 Predication and PoS tagging  6 Predicate  7 Non-predicate adjective  8 Nominals  9 Adverb  10 Preposition  11 Conjunction  12 Particle  13 Interjection


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Chu-Ren Huang is Chair and Professor of Applied Chinese Language Studies in the Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Shu-Kai Hsieh is Associate Professor in the Graduate Institute of Linguistics at the National Taiwan University.

Keh-Jiann Chen is Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the National Tsing Hua University.