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A Pilot Study on the Semantic Classification of Two German Prepositions: Combining Monolingual and Multilingual Evidence


Clematide, Simon; Klenner, Manfred (2013). A Pilot Study on the Semantic Classification of Two German Prepositions: Combining Monolingual and Multilingual Evidence. In: Proceedings of the International Conference Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing RANLP 2013, Hissar, Bulgaria, 7 September 2013 - 13 September 2013, 148-155.

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This paper reports on the annotation and maximum-entropy modeling of the semantics of two German prepositions, mit (‘with’) and auf (‘on’). 500 occurrences of each preposition were sampled from a treebank and annotated with syntacto-semantic classes by two annotators. The classification is guided by a perspective of information extraction, relies on linguistic tests and aims at the separation of semantically transparent and opaque meanings (that is of collocational constructions). Apart from descriptive statistical material, we present results of experiments using monolingual and multilingual evidence (the latter from informative English and Spanish translations) in order to predict the semantic classes.

This paper reports on the annotation and maximum-entropy modeling of the semantics of two German prepositions, mit (‘with’) and auf (‘on’). 500 occurrences of each preposition were sampled from a treebank and annotated with syntacto-semantic classes by two annotators. The classification is guided by a perspective of information extraction, relies on linguistic tests and aims at the separation of semantically transparent and opaque meanings (that is of collocational constructions). Apart from descriptive statistical material, we present results of experiments using monolingual and multilingual evidence (the latter from informative English and Spanish translations) in order to predict the semantic classes.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Computational Linguistics
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
410 Linguistics
Language:English
Event End Date:13 September 2013
Deposited On:26 Dec 2013 10:36
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 17:18
Publisher:Bulgaria
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:http://aclweb.org/anthology/R/R13/
Related URLs:http://lml.bas.bg/ranlp2013/docs/RANLP_main.pdf
http://aclweb.org/anthology/R/R13/
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-87214

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