Non-heads of Compounds as Valency Bearers: Extraction from Corpora, Classification and Implication for Dictionaries

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Page449-456
AuthorEkaterina Lapshinova-Koltunski
TitleNon-heads of Compounds as Valency Bearers: Extraction from Corpora, Classification and Implication for Dictionaries
AbstractThis paper describes an approach to the classification of nominal compounds based on their subcategorisation. German compound noun predicates, such as Grundproblem, Beweislast and Schlussfolgerung subcategorizing for a subordinate clause are semiautomatically extracted from text corpora and classified according to which of their components, the head or the non-head, is the valency bearer. In over 40% of cases the subcategorisation of compounds is not determined by their heads. This kind of information should be included in subcategorisation lexicons as well as dictionaries for human users. We show that our semi-automatic approach can be applied in natural language processing, especially in lexicon and dictionary creation.
Session1. Computational Lexicography and Lexicology
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@InProceedings{ELX08-029,
author = {Ekaterina Lapshinova-Koltunski},
title = {Non-heads of Compounds as Valency Bearers: Extraction from Corpora, Classification and Implication for Dictionaries},
pages = {449-456},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 13th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2008},
month = {jul},
date = {15-19},
address = {Barcelona, Spain},
editor = {Elisenda Bernal, Janet DeCesaris},
publisher = {Institut Universitari de Linguistica Aplicada, Universitat Pompeu Fabra},
isbn = {978-84-96742-67-3},
}
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