Coarse lexical semantic annotation with supersenses: An Arabic case study

Nathan Schneider, Behrang Mohit, Kemal Oflazer, Noah A. Smith

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Abstract

"Lightweight" semantic annotation of text calls for a simple representation, ideally without requiring a semantic lexicon to achieve good coverage in the language and domain. In this paper, we repurpose WordNet's supersense tags for annotation, developing specific guidelines for nominal expressions and applying them to Arabic Wikipedia articles in four topical domains. The resulting corpus has high coverage and was completed quickly with reasonable inter-annotator agreement.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication50th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, ACL 2012 - Proceedings of the Conference
Pages253-258
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012
Event50th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, ACL 2012 - Jeju Island, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 8 Jul 201214 Jul 2012

Publication series

Name50th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, ACL 2012 - Proceedings of the Conference
Volume2

Other

Other50th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, ACL 2012
CountryKorea, Republic of
CityJeju Island
Period8/7/1214/7/12

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Software

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Schneider, N., Mohit, B., Oflazer, K., & Smith, N. A. (2012). Coarse lexical semantic annotation with supersenses: An Arabic case study. In 50th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, ACL 2012 - Proceedings of the Conference (pp. 253-258). (50th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, ACL 2012 - Proceedings of the Conference; Vol. 2).