Assessing Meaning Components in German Complex Verbs: A Collection of Source-Target Domains and Directionality

Sabine Schulte im Walde, Maximilian Köper, Sylvia Springorum


Abstract
This paper presents a collection to assess meaning components in German complex verbs, which frequently undergo meaning shifts. We use a novel strategy to obtain source and target domain characterisations via sentence generation rather than sentence annotation. A selection of arrows adds spatial directional information to the generated contexts. We provide a broad qualitative description of the dataset, and a series of standard classification experiments verifies the quantitative reliability of the presented resource. The setup for collecting the meaning components is applicable also to other languages, regarding complex verbs as well as other language-specific targets that involve meaning shifts.
Anthology ID:
S18-2003
Volume:
Proceedings of the Seventh Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics
Month:
June
Year:
2018
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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*SEMEVAL
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SIGLEX | SIGSEM
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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22–32
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https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/S18-2003
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10.18653/v1/S18-2003
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