Cross-Language frame semantics transfer in bilingual corpora

Roberto Basili, Diego De Cao, Danilo Croce, Bonaventura Coppola, Alessandro Moschitti

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Abstract

Recent work on the transfer of semantic information across languages has been recently applied to the development of resources annotated with Frame information for different non-English European languages. These works are based on the assumption that parallel corpora annotated for English can be used to transfer the semantic information to the other target languages. In this paper, a robust method based on a statistical machine translation step augmented with simple rule-based post-processing is presented. It alleviates problems related to preprocessing errors and the complex optimization required by syntax-dependent models of the cross-lingual mapping. Different alignment strategies are here investigated against the Europarl corpus. Results suggest that the quality of the derived annotations is surprisingly good and well suited for training semantic role labeling systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages332-345
Number of pages14
Volume5449 LNCS
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jul 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference on Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing, CICLing 2009 - Mexico City, Mexico
Duration: 1 Mar 20097 Mar 2009

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5449 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other10th International Conference on Computational Linguistics and Intelligent Text Processing, CICLing 2009
CountryMexico
CityMexico City
Period1/3/097/3/09

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Basili, R., Cao, D. D., Croce, D., Coppola, B., & Moschitti, A. (2009). Cross-Language frame semantics transfer in bilingual corpora. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 5449 LNCS, pp. 332-345). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 5449 LNCS). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-00382-0_27