Exploitation of Syntactic Patterns for Sense Group Identification

By November 17, 2016,
AuthorAnna Braasch
TitleExploitation of Syntactic Patterns for Sense Group Identification
AbstractThe complementation structure of a word reflects its semantic arguments and indicates a particular sense of that word. Evidently, consistent and detailed syntactic descriptions of words provides a firm basis for their semantic analysis. The large-scale Danish lexical database, STO, is worked out for computational use in natural language processing. It contains very rich formalised information on the syntactic properties of 45,000 lemmas, whereof only a subset is provided with sematic information. Encoding of semantic information is rather time-consuming, therefore it is worth investigating whether the encoded syntactic descriptions can serve as a basis for a kind of shallow semantics. This paper describes an approach to exploiting syntactic information in STO for identification of sense groups. Systematic semantic relationships are captured within sets of lemmas which show a similar syntactic behaviour, viz. verbs governing zero and four complements, respectively. Our ultimate objective is to evaluate the feasibility of a prospective semi-automatic coding of senses.
author = {Anna Braasch},
title = {Exploitation of Syntactic Patterns for Sense Group Identification },
pages = {133-139},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 12th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2006},
month = {sep},
date = {6-9},
address = {Torino, Italy},
editor = {Elisa Corino, Carla Marello, Cristina Onesti},
publisher = {Edizioni dell'Orso},
isbn = {88-7694-918-6},