Survey on the Use of Typological Information in Natural Language Processing

Helen O'Horan, Yevgeni Berzak, Ivan Vulić, Roi Reichart, Anna Korhonen

In recent years linguistic typology, which classifies the world's languages according to their functional and structural properties, has been widely used to support multilingual NLP. While the growing importance of typological information in supporting multilingual tasks has been recognised, no systematic survey of existing typological resources and their use in NLP has been published. This paper provides such a survey as well as discussion which we hope will both inform and inspire future work in the area.

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