Using verbs to characterize noun-noun relations

Preslav Nakov, Marti Hearst

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Abstract

We present a novel, simple, unsupervised method for characterizing the semantic relations that hold between nouns in noun-noun compounds. The main idea is to discover predicates that make explicit the hidden relations between the nouns. This is accomplished by writing Web search engine queries that restate the noun compound as a relative clause containing a wildcard character to be filled in with a verb. A comparison to results from the literature suggest this is a promising approach.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Pages233-244
Number of pages12
Volume4183 LNCS
Publication statusPublished - 30 Oct 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event12th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence: Methodology, Systems, and Applications, AIMSA 2006 - Varna, Bulgaria
Duration: 12 Sep 200615 Sep 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4183 LNCS
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other12th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence: Methodology, Systems, and Applications, AIMSA 2006
CountryBulgaria
CityVarna
Period12/9/0615/9/06

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Keywords

  • Componential analysis
  • Lexical semantics
  • Noun compound
  • Web statistics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science

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Nakov, P., & Hearst, M. (2006). Using verbs to characterize noun-noun relations. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) (Vol. 4183 LNCS, pp. 233-244). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 4183 LNCS).

Using verbs to characterize noun-noun relations. / Nakov, Preslav; Hearst, Marti.

Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 4183 LNCS 2006. p. 233-244 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 4183 LNCS).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Nakov, P & Hearst, M 2006, Using verbs to characterize noun-noun relations. in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). vol. 4183 LNCS, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 4183 LNCS, pp. 233-244, 12th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence: Methodology, Systems, and Applications, AIMSA 2006, Varna, Bulgaria, 12/9/06.
Nakov P, Hearst M. Using verbs to characterize noun-noun relations. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 4183 LNCS. 2006. p. 233-244. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
Nakov, Preslav ; Hearst, Marti. / Using verbs to characterize noun-noun relations. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). Vol. 4183 LNCS 2006. pp. 233-244 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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