SemEval-2010 task 9: The interpretation of noun compounds using paraphrasing verbs and prepositions

Cristina Butnariu, Diarmuid O. Seaghdha, Su Nam Kim, Stan Szpakowicz, Preslav Nakov, Tony Veale

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Abstract

Previous research has shown that the meaning of many noun-noun compounds N1 N2 can be approximated reasonably well by paraphrasing clauses of the form 'N2 that... N1', where '...' stands for a verb with or without a preposition. For example, malaria mosquito is a 'mosquito that carries malaria'. Evaluating the quality of such paraphrases is the theme of Task 9 at SemEval-2010. This paper describes some background, the task definition, the process of data collection and the task results. We also venture a few general conclusions before the participating teams present their systems at the SemEval-2010 workshop. There were 5 teams who submitted 7 systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACL 2010 - SemEval 2010 - 5th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation, Proceedings
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
Pages39-44
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)1932432701, 9781932432701
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010
Event5th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation, SemEval 2010 - Uppsala, Sweden
Duration: 15 Jul 201016 Jul 2010

Other

Other5th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation, SemEval 2010
CountrySweden
CityUppsala
Period15/7/1016/7/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Theory and Mathematics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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    Butnariu, C., Seaghdha, D. O., Kim, S. N., Szpakowicz, S., Nakov, P., & Veale, T. (2010). SemEval-2010 task 9: The interpretation of noun compounds using paraphrasing verbs and prepositions. In ACL 2010 - SemEval 2010 - 5th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation, Proceedings (pp. 39-44). Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL).