Polysemy Index for Nouns: an Experiment on Italian using the PAROLE SIMPLE CLIPS Lexical Database

Francesca Frontini, Valeria Quochi, Sebastian Padó, Monica Monachini, Jason Utt


Abstract
An experiment is presented to induce a set of polysemous basic type alternations (such as Animal-Food, or Building-Institution) by deriving them from the sense alternations found in an existing lexical resource. The paper builds on previous work and applies those results to the Italian lexicon PAROLE SIMPLE CLIPS. The new results show how the set of frequent type alternations that can be induced from the lexicon is partly different from the set of polysemy relations selected and explicitely applied by lexicographers when building it. The analysis of mismatches shows that frequent type alternations do not always correpond to prototypical polysemy relations, nevertheless the proposed methodology represents a useful tool offered to lexicographers to systematically check for possible gaps in their resource.
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L14-1455
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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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2955–2963
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