Improving the interpretation of noun phrases with cross-linguistic information

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Abstract

This paper addresses the automatic classification of semantic relations in noun phrases based on cross-linguistic evidence from a set of five Romance languages. A set of novel semantic and contextual English- Romance NP features is derived based on empirical observations on the distribution of the syntax and meaning of noun phrases on two corpora of different genre (Europarl and CLUVI). The features were employed in a Support Vector Machines algorithm which achieved an accuracy of 77.9% (Europarl) and 74.31% (CLUVI), an improvement compared with two state-of-the-art models reported in the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 45th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Pages568-575
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event45th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, ACL 2007 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Jun 23 2007Jun 30 2007

Publication series

NameACL 2007 - Proceedings of the 45th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics

Other

Other45th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, ACL 2007
CountryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period6/23/076/30/07

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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Girju, C. R. (2007). Improving the interpretation of noun phrases with cross-linguistic information. In Proceedings of the 45th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (pp. 568-575). (ACL 2007 - Proceedings of the 45th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics).