Detecting a continuum of compositionality in phrasal verbs

McCarthy, Diana, Keller, Bill and Carroll, John (2003) Detecting a continuum of compositionality in phrasal verbs. In: Proceedings of the conference and workshops / 41st annual meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics. Proceedings of the conference: annual meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, 18 . Association for Computational Linguistics, Morristown, NJ, USA, pp. 73-80. ISBN 1932432116

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Abstract

We investigate the use of an automatically acquired thesaurus for measures designed to indicate the compositionality of candidate multiword verbs, specifically English phrasal verbs identified automatically using a robust parser. We examine various measures using the nearest neighbours of the phrasal verb, and in some cases the neighbours of the simplex counterpart and show that some of these correlate significantly with human rankings of compositionality on the test set. We also show that whilst the compositionality judgements correlate with some statistics commonly used for extracting multiwords, the relationship is not as strong as that using the automatically constructed thesaurus.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA0075 Electronic computers. Computer science
Depositing User: Chris Keene
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2008
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2012 12:49
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/1395
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