Distinguishing prepositional complements from fixed arguments

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Author Maria Begona Villada Moirón
Title Distinguishing prepositional complements from fixed arguments
Abstract Statistical methods were applied to carry out automatic identification of Dutch prepositional support verb constructions in corpora. The resulting nbest list consists of expressions ranked according to the association strength inferred by the salience statistic (Kilgarrif and Tugwell, 2001). This paper addresses the question whether linguistic diagnostics help to discard noise from such automatically acquired best lists. We automatically applied some of the linguistic diagnostics proposed in Hollebrandse (1993) that effectively identify support verb constructions among other regular complements or adjuncts. We show that the diagnostics contribute a modest error reduction.
Session Poster Session
author = {Maria Begona Villada Moirón},
title = {Distinguishing prepositional complements from fixed arguments },
pages = {935-941},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 11th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2004},
month = {july},
date = {6-10},
address = {Lorient, France},
editor = {Geoffrey Williams and Sandra Vessier},
publisher = {Université de Bretagne-Sud, Faculté des lettres et des sciences humaines},
isbn = {29-52245-70-3},