Using semantic preferences to identify verbal participation in role switching alternations

McCarthy, Diana (2000) Using semantic preferences to identify verbal participation in role switching alternations. In: Proceedings of the first conference on North American chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Seattle, USA. ACM International Conference Proceeding Series, 4 . Morgan Kaufmann Publishers Inc, San Francisco, CA, USA, pp. 256-263.

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Abstract

We propose a method for identifying diathesis alternations where a particular argument type is seen in slots which have different grammatical roles in the alternating forms. The method uses selectional preferences acquired as probability distributions over WordNet. Preferences for the target slots are compared using a measure of distributional similarity. The method is evaluated on the causative and conative alternations, but is generally applicable and does not require a priori knowledge specific to the alternation.

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: 30 Nov 2012 16:51
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/1403
Google Scholar:70 Citations
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