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Semi-automatic annotation of semantic relations in a Swiss German sign language lexicon


Ebling, Sarah; Tissi, Katja; Volk, Martin (2012). Semi-automatic annotation of semantic relations in a Swiss German sign language lexicon. In: 5th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages: Interactions between Corpus and Lexicon, LREC 2012, Istanbul, 21 May 2012 - 27 May 2012, 31-36.

Abstract

We propose an approach to semi-automatically obtaining semantic relations in Swiss German Sign Language (Deutschschweizerische Gebärdensprache, DSGS). We use a set of keywords including the gloss to represent each sign. We apply GermaNet, a lexicographic reference database for German annotated with semantic relations. The results show that approximately 60% of the semantic relations found for the German keywords associated with 9000 entries of a DSGS lexicon also apply for DSGS. We use the semantic relations to extract sub-types of the same type within the concept of double glossing (Konrad 2011). We were able to extract 53 sub-type pairs.

Abstract

We propose an approach to semi-automatically obtaining semantic relations in Swiss German Sign Language (Deutschschweizerische Gebärdensprache, DSGS). We use a set of keywords including the gloss to represent each sign. We apply GermaNet, a lexicographic reference database for German annotated with semantic relations. The results show that approximately 60% of the semantic relations found for the German keywords associated with 9000 entries of a DSGS lexicon also apply for DSGS. We use the semantic relations to extract sub-types of the same type within the concept of double glossing (Konrad 2011). We were able to extract 53 sub-type pairs.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Other), 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:27 May 2012
Deposited On:07 Jun 2012 08:56
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:51
Official URL:http://www.lrec-conf.org/proceedings/lrec2012/workshops/24.Proceedings_SignLanguage.pdf
Related URLs:http://www.lrec-conf.org/lrec2012/

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