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Table 3 
An overview of the approaches to use typological features in NLP models.
 AuthorDetailsNumber of Languages / FamiliesTask
Rules Bender (2016) Grammar generation 12 / 8 semantic parsing 
  
Feature engineering Naseem, Barzilay, and Globerson (2012) Generative 17 / 10 syntactic parsing 
Täckström, McDonald, and Nivre (2013) Discriminative graph-based 16 / 7 syntactic parsing 
Zhang and Barzilay (2015) Discriminative tensor-based 10 / 4 syntactic parsing 
Daiber, Stanojević, and Sima’an (2016) One-to-many MLP 22 / 5 reordering for machine translation 
Ammar et al. (2016) Multi-lingual transition-based 7 / 1 syntactic parsing 
Tsvetkov et al. (2016) Phone-based polyglot language model 9 / 4 identification of lexical borrowings and speech synthesis 
Schone and Jurafsky (2001) Design of Bayesian network 1 / 1 word cluster labeling 
  
Data Manipulation Deri and Knight (2016) Typology-based selection 227 grapheme to phoneme 
Agić (2017) PoS divergence metric 26 / 5 syntactic parsing 
Søgaard and Wulff (2012) Typology-based weighing 12 / 1 syntactic parsing 
Wang and Eisner (2017) Word-order-based tree synthesis 17 / 7 syntactic parsing 
Ponti et al. (2018a) Construction-based tree preprocessing 6 / 3 machine translation, sentence similarity 
 AuthorDetailsNumber of Languages / FamiliesTask
Rules Bender (2016) Grammar generation 12 / 8 semantic parsing 
  
Feature engineering Naseem, Barzilay, and Globerson (2012) Generative 17 / 10 syntactic parsing 
Täckström, McDonald, and Nivre (2013) Discriminative graph-based 16 / 7 syntactic parsing 
Zhang and Barzilay (2015) Discriminative tensor-based 10 / 4 syntactic parsing 
Daiber, Stanojević, and Sima’an (2016) One-to-many MLP 22 / 5 reordering for machine translation 
Ammar et al. (2016) Multi-lingual transition-based 7 / 1 syntactic parsing 
Tsvetkov et al. (2016) Phone-based polyglot language model 9 / 4 identification of lexical borrowings and speech synthesis 
Schone and Jurafsky (2001) Design of Bayesian network 1 / 1 word cluster labeling 
  
Data Manipulation Deri and Knight (2016) Typology-based selection 227 grapheme to phoneme 
Agić (2017) PoS divergence metric 26 / 5 syntactic parsing 
Søgaard and Wulff (2012) Typology-based weighing 12 / 1 syntactic parsing 
Wang and Eisner (2017) Word-order-based tree synthesis 17 / 7 syntactic parsing 
Ponti et al. (2018a) Construction-based tree preprocessing 6 / 3 machine translation, sentence similarity 
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