caboara marco, Asian Languages and Literature
evaluating tagging systems for the syntactical analysis of
classical chinese texts
My aim is to evaluate and compare existing tagging systems for the analysis of Modern and Classical Chinese texts, and to device a tagging system for the analysis of negative adverbs and verb transitivity in the manuscripts and received texts of the Daodejing. I will get hold of two schemas for the analysis of Chinese Text, one developed in Oslo for tagging Classical Chinese Texts, the other developed in Hong Kong for the tagging of Chinese Newspapers. The Oslo schema is of particular interest as it has altready been applied to the analysis of the received text of the Daodejing. For the selection of the passages to analyze, I will rely on the examples I have discussed in a paper on Negation and transitivity in the manuscript and received version of the Laozi~AEpresented at the Conference of the International Association of Chinese Linguistics, May 25-29, 2006, held in Academia Sinica, Taipei.