This article presents a dependency parsing scheme using an extended finite-state approach. The parser augments input representation with “channels” so that links representing syntactic dependency relations among words can be accommodated and iterates on the input a number of times to arrive at a fixed point. Intermediate configurations violating various constraints of projective dependency representations such as no crossing links and no independent items except sentential head are filtered via finite-state filters. We have applied the parser to dependency parsing of Turkish.

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