Using Linguistic Data for English and Spanish Verb-Noun Combination Identification

Uxoa Iñurrieta, Arantza Díaz de Ilarraza, Gorka Labaka, Kepa Sarasola, Itziar Aduriz, John Carroll


Abstract
We present a linguistic analysis of a set of English and Spanish verb+noun combinations (VNCs), and a method to use this information to improve VNC identification. Firstly, a sample of frequent VNCs are analysed in-depth and tagged along lexico-semantic and morphosyntactic dimensions, obtaining satisfactory inter-annotator agreement scores. Then, a VNC identification experiment is undertaken, where the analysed linguistic data is combined with chunking information and syntactic dependencies. A comparison between the results of the experiment and the results obtained by a basic detection method shows that VNC identification can be greatly improved by using linguistic information, as a large number of additional occurrences are detected with high precision.
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C16-1082
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Proceedings of COLING 2016, the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics: Technical Papers
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December
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2016
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Osaka, Japan
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COLING
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The COLING 2016 Organizing Committee
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857–867
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