Annie Zaenen


2019

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VerbNet Representations: Subevent Semantics for Transfer Verbs
Susan Windisch Brown | Julia Bonn | James Gung | Annie Zaenen | James Pustejovsky | Martha Palmer
Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Designing Meaning Representations

This paper announces the release of a new version of the English lexical resource VerbNet with substantially revised semantic representations designed to facilitate computer planning and reasoning based on human language. We use the transfer of possession and transfer of information event representations to illustrate both the general framework of the representations and the types of nuances the new representations can capture. These representations use a Generative Lexicon-inspired subevent structure to track attributes of event participants across time, highlighting oppositions and temporal and causal relations among the subevents.

2018

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Integrating Generative Lexicon Event Structures into VerbNet
Susan Windisch Brown | James Pustejovsky | Annie Zaenen | Martha Palmer
Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018)

2016

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Modality: logic, semantics, annotation and machine learning
Annie Zaenen
Linguistic Issues in Language Technology, Volume 14, 2016 - Modality: Logic, Semantics, Annotation, and Machine Learning

Up to rather recently Natural Language Processing has not given much attention to modality. As long as the main task was to determined what a text was about (Information Retrieval) or who the participants in an eventuality were (Information Extraction), this neglect was understandable. With the focus moving to questions of natural language understanding and inferencing as well as to sentiment and opinion analysis, it becomes necessary to distinguish between actual and envisioned eventualities and to draw conclusions about the attitude of the writer or speaker towards the eventualities referred to. This means, i.a., to be able to distinguish ‘John went to Paris’ and ‘John wanted to go to Paris’. To do this one has to calculate the effect of different linguistic operators on the eventuality predication.

2014

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Introduction
Annie Zaenen | Cleo Condoravdi | Valeria de Paiva
Linguistic Issues in Language Technology, Volume 9, 2014 - Perspectives on Semantic Representations for Textual Inference

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Criteria for Identifying and Annotating Caused Motion Constructions in Corpus Data
Jena D. Hwang | Annie Zaenen | Martha Palmer
Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'14)

While natural language processing performance has been improved through the recognition that there is a relationship between the semantics of the verb and the syntactic context in which the verb is realized, sentences where the verb does not conform to the expected syntax-semantic patterning behavior remain problematic. For example, in the sentence “The crowed laughed the clown off the stage”, a verb of non-verbal communication laugh is used in a caused motion construction and gains a motion entailment that is atypical given its inherent lexical semantics. This paper focuses on our efforts at defining the semantic types and varieties of caused motion constructions (CMCs) through an iterative annotation process and establishing annotation guidelines based on these criteria to aid in the production of a consistent and reliable annotation. The annotation will serve as training and test data for classifiers for CMCs, and the CMC definitions developed throughout this study will be used in extending VerbNet to handle representations of sentences in which a verb is used in a syntactic context that is atypical for its lexical semantics.

2013

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Veridicity annotation in the lexicon? A look at factive adjectives
Annie Zaenen | Lauri Karttunen
Proceedings of the 9th Joint ISO - ACL SIGSEM Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation

2012

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Where’s the meeting that was cancelled? existential implications of transitive verbs
Patricia Amaral | Valeria de Paiva | Cleo Condoravdi | Annie Zaenen
Proceedings of the 3rd Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of the Lexicon

2010

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Supporting rule-based representations with corpus-derived lexical information.
Annie Zaenen | Cleo Condoravdi | Daniel Bobrow | Raphael Hoffmann
Proceedings of the NAACL HLT 2010 First International Workshop on Formalisms and Methodology for Learning by Reading

2008

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The Encoding of lexical implications in VerbNet Predicates of change of locations
Annie Zaenen | Daniel Bobrow | Cleo Condoravdi
Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'08)

This paper describes an attempt to use the information contained in VerbNet to obtain change of location inferences. We show that the information is available but not encoded in a consistent enough form to be optimally useful.

2007

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Precision-focused Textual Inference
Daniel Bobrow | Dick Crouch | Tracy Holloway King | Cleo Condoravdi | Lauri Karttunen | Rowan Nairn | Valeria de Paiva | Annie Zaenen
Proceedings of the ACL-PASCAL Workshop on Textual Entailment and Paraphrasing

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Proceedings of the 45th Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Annie Zaenen | Antal van den Bosch
Proceedings of the 45th Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics

2006

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Last Words: Mark-up Barking Up the Wrong Tree
Annie Zaenen
Computational Linguistics, Volume 32, Number 4, December 2006

2005

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Local Textual Inference: Can it be Defined or Circumscribed?
Annie Zaenen | Lauri Karttunen | Richard Crouch
Proceedings of the ACL Workshop on Empirical Modeling of Semantic Equivalence and Entailment

2004

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Animacy Encoding in English: Why and How
Annie Zaenen | Jean Carletta | Gregory Garretson | Joan Bresnan | Andrew Koontz-Garboden | Tatiana Nikitina | M. Catherine O’Connor | Tom Wasow
Proceedings of the Workshop on Discourse Annotation

2003

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Statistical Sentence Condensation using Ambiguity Packing and Stochastic Disambiguation Methods for Lexical-Functional Grammar
Stefan Riezler | Tracy H. King | Richard Crouch | Annie Zaenen
Proceedings of the 2003 Human Language Technology Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics

2000

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Coreference Resolution Evaluation Based on Descriptive Specificity
François Trouilleux | Eric Gaussier | Gabriel G. Bès | Annie Zaenen
Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’00)

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Book Reviews: Local Constraints vs. Economy
Annie Zaenen
Computational Linguistics, Volume 26, Number 2, June 2000

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Document Transformations and Information States
Staffan Larsson | Annie Zaenen
1st SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue

1992

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Two-Level Morphology with Composition
Lauri Karttunen | Ronald M. Kaplan | Annie Zaenen
COLING 1992 Volume 1: The 15th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

1990

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Modeling syntactic constraints on anaphoric binding
Mary Dalrymple | John Maxwell | Annie Zaenen
COLING 1990 Volume 2: Papers presented to the 13th International Conference on Computational Linguistics

1989

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Translation by Structural Correspondences
Ronald M. Kaplan | Klaus Netter | Jurgen Wedekind | Annie Zaenen
Fourth Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics