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 of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL)., Seattle WA..

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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 cona- rive alternations, but is generally applicable and does not require a priori knowledge specific to the alternation.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Depositing User: Diana Frances McCarthy
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:30
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2012 09:44
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/26274
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