Midterm Exam 2012 - NAME CS-5340\/6340 Midterm Exam Fall 2012 1(14 pts Assign the correct part-of-speech tag to each word in the sentences below Choose

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NAME: CS-5340/6340, Midterm Exam, Fall 2012 1. (14 pts) Assign the correct part-of-speech tag to each word in the sentences below. Choose from the following set of part-of-speech tags: ADJECTIVEADVERBARTICLECONJUNCTIONGERUNDINFINITIVE TOMODAL NOUN PARTICLE PREPOSITION PRONOUN QUANTIFIER VERB (a) John could not put up with the whining and drove away. (b) She was ecstatic at the news about great skiing conditions. (c) After the storm people soon lined up to get assistance. 1
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2. (10 pts) For each sentence below, indicate whether the main verb appears in an in- transitive construction, a transitive construction, or a ditransitive construction. Only give the answer transitive of the usage is not ditransitive . (a) Justin will ride his new bike to school tomorrow. (b) The committee awarded Mary the grand prize in the chemistry competition. (c) George has been preparing for the GREs for months. (d) The dog barked at the bird in the tree. (e) William is planning a party for his mother’s retirement. (f) Doris sneezes every spring because of allergies. (g) Nancy cooked a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. (h) The demolition crew blew up the old building with explosives. (i) The daughter of my neighbor bought him a purple sweater for his birthday. (j) The seal at the circus performed tricks for the audience. 2
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3. (10 pts) Consider the sentence: Three men robbed the bank at midnight and escaped in a van. Assume the correct parse is: ( S ( NP (num Three) (noun men)) ( VP ( VP1 (verb robbed) ( NP (art the) (noun bank)) ( PP (prep at) ( NP (noun midnight)))) ( CNJ (conj and)) ( VP1 (verb escaped) ( PP (prep in) ( NP (art a) (noun Toyota) (noun van)))))) Suppose your parser generates the following parse: ( S ( NP (num Three) (noun men)) ( VP ( VP1 (verb robbed) ( NP (art the) (noun bank) ( PP (prep at) ( NP (noun midnight))))) ( CNJ (conj and)) ( ADJP (verb escaped)) ( PP (prep in) ( NP (art a) (noun Toyota)) ( NP (noun van))))) Compute the recall and precision of your parser’s output for this sentence. Do NOT count part-of-speech tags when measuring accuracy. Only count the higher-level syn-
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