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This is about dependency parsing. The operation set of a shift-reduce parser was changed so that an arc is added as early as possible. It's claimed that "the longer a word has to wait to get assigned its head, the more opportunities there are for something to go awry." Why?

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    This isn’t a problem of dependency grammar but of a particular algorithm. In general, only non-deterministic parsing can be accurate. The rule you mention is just an heuristic so it’s basically empirical. – Atamiri May 6 at 8:18

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