Automatic Lexical Semantic Classification of Nouns

  • Authors
  • Bel, Núria; Romeo, Lauren and Padró, Muntsa
  • UPF authors
  • BEL RAFECAS, NÚRIA;
  • Authors of the book
  • Calzolari, NIcoletta; Chiukri, Khalid; Declerck, Thierry et al
  • Book title
  • apos;12)
  • Publisher
  • European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
  • Publication year
  • 2012
  • Pages
  • 1448-1455
  • ISBN
  • 978-2-9517408-7-7
  • Abstract
  • The work we present here addresses cue-based noun classification in English and Spanish. Its main objective is to automatically acquire lexical semantic information by classifying nouns into previously known noun lexical classes. This is achieved by using particular aspects of linguistic contexts as cues that identify a specific lexical class. Here we concentrate on the task of identifying such cues and the theoretical background that allows for an assessment of the complexity of the task. The results show that, despite of the a-priori complexity of the task, cue-based classification is a useful tool in the automatic acquisition of lexical semantic classes.
  • Complete citation
  • Bel, Núria; Romeo, Lauren and Padró, Muntsa. Automatic Lexical Semantic Classification of Nouns. In: Calzolari, NIcoletta; Chiukri, Khalid; Declerck, Thierry et al. Proceedings of the Eight International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'12). 1 ed. European Language Resources Association (ELRA); 2012. p. 1448-1455.