Yes we can!? Annotating English modal verbs

Josef Ruppenhofer, Ines Rehbein


Abstract
This paper presents an annotation scheme for English modal verbs together with sense-annotated data from the news domain. We describe our annotation scheme and discuss problematic cases for modality annotation based on the inter-annotator agreement during the annotation. Furthermore, we present experiments on automatic sense tagging, showing that our annotations do provide a valuable training resource for NLP systems.
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L12-1458
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Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'12)
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May
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2012
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Istanbul, Turkey
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LREC
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European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
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1538–1545
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http://www.lrec-conf.org/proceedings/lrec2012/pdf/778_Paper.pdf
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