Towards a Domain Independent Semantics: Enhancing Semantic Representation with Construction Grammar

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This paper shows results from an investigation whether a classifier can be taught to identify these constructions and consideration of the hypothesis that identifying construction types can improve the semantic interpretation of previously unseen predicate uses.

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Hwang, Jena D.; Nielsen, Rodney D. & Palmer, Martha June 2010.

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This paper shows results from an investigation whether a classifier can be taught to identify these constructions and consideration of the hypothesis that identifying construction types can improve the semantic interpretation of previously unseen predicate uses.

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Abstract: In Construction Grammar, structurally
patterned units called constructions are
assigned meaning in the same way that words
are – via convention rather than composition.
That is, rather than piecing semantics together
from individual lexical items, Construction
Grammar proposes that semantics can be
assigned at the construction level. In this
paper, we investigate whether a classifier can
be taught to identify these constructions and
consider the hypothesis that identifying
construction types can improve the semantic
interpretation of previously unseen predicate
uses. Our results show that not only can the
constructions be automatically identified with
high accuracy, but the classifier also performs
just as well with out-of-vocabulary predicates.

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  • NAACL HLT Workshop on Extracting and Using Constructions in Computational Linguistics, June 6, 2010. Los Angeles, California.

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  • Publication Title: Proceedings of the NAACL HLT Workshop on Extracting and Using Constructions in Computational Linguistics
  • Pages: 1-8
  • Peer Reviewed: Yes

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Hwang, Jena D.; Nielsen, Rodney D. & Palmer, Martha. Towards a Domain Independent Semantics: Enhancing Semantic Representation with Construction Grammar, paper, June 2010; Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1042592/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Engineering.