T-PAS; A resource of Typed Predicate Argument Structures for linguistic analysis and semantic processing

Elisabetta Jezek, Bernardo Magnini, Anna Feltracco, Alessia Bianchini, Octavian Popescu


Abstract
The goal of this paper is to introduce T-PAS, a resource of typed predicate argument structures for Italian, acquired from corpora by manual clustering of distributional information about Italian verbs, to be used for linguistic analysis and semantic processing tasks. T-PAS is the first resource for Italian in which semantic selection properties and sense-in-context distinctions of verbs are characterized fully on empirical ground. In the paper, we first describe the process of pattern acquisition and corpus annotation (section 2) and its ongoing evaluation (section 3). We then demonstrate the benefits of pattern tagging for NLP purposes (section 4), and discuss current effort to improve the annotation of the corpus (section 5). We conclude by reporting on ongoing experiments using semiautomatic techniques for extending coverage (section 6).
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L14-1393
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Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'14)
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May
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2014
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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LREC
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European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
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890–895
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http://www.lrec-conf.org/proceedings/lrec2014/pdf/465_Paper.pdf
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