Published: 2007 Juni
Buchtitel: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
This paper presents an approach for the automatic acquisition of qualia structures for nouns from the Web and thus opens the possibility to explore the impact of qualia structures for natural language processing at a larger scale. The approach builds on earlier work based on the idea of matching specific lexico-syntactic patterns conveying a certain semantic relation on the World Wide Web using standard search engines. In our approach, the qualia elements are actually ranked for each qualia role with respect to some measure. The specific contribution of the paper lies in the extensive analysis and quantitative comparison of different measures for ranking the qualia elements. Further, for the first time, we present a quantitative evaluation of such an approach for learning qualia structures with respect to a handcrafted gold standard.
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