Cross-language acquisition of semantic models for verbal predicates

Atserias, Jordi, Magnini, Bernando, Popescu, Octavian, Agirrey, Eneko, Atutxay, Aitziber, Riguay, German, Carroll, John and Koeling, Rob (2004) Cross-language acquisition of semantic models for verbal predicates. In: 4th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, Lisbon, Portugal.

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This paper presents a semantic-driven methodology for the automatic acquisition of verbal models. Our approach relies strongly on the semantic generalizations allowed by already existing resources (e.g. Domain labels, Named Entity categories, concepts in the SUMO ontology, etc). Several experiments have been carried out using comparable corpora in four languages (Italian, Spanish, Basque and English) and two domains (FINANCE and SPORT) showing that the semantic patterns acquired can be general enough to be ported from one language to the other language.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Subjects: T Technology
Depositing User: John Carroll
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:18
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2012 11:37
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