As you know, I disagree, but let's not have a bike shed argument about dependency trees versus constituency trees.Stephen Carlson wrote:You need a representation that can handle two things: dependencies (which element depends on which) and word order (which element precedes which). Constituency trees (which is the base representation of your syntax trees, IIRC) basically assume that dependency and linear order go together, which works well for English but not so much for Greek. I suppose you can hack the representation to account for hyperbaton, but my preference would be to use a representation originally designed for Greek instead of one for English.
Dag Haug has written well on the virtues of each for representing Greek. Both his trees and ours include some aspects of each. I'll encourage you to take a look at what we've done once we've done it. I'm quite convinced that neither pure constituency nor pure dependency is adequate here. And I think that's based on significant experience at this point.