Two-level semantic analysis of compounds: a case study in linguistic engineering

W.G. ter Stal, P.E. van der Vet

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    Abstract

    We describe an experiment of a two-level approach for the automated semantic analysis of N-N compounds.The first stage of the interpretation process consists of the translation of compounds into a representational format called Quasi Logical Form (QLF). The second stage consist of a mapping of QLFs onto domain-dependent, conceptual representations. Specifically, in the context of the Plinius project these QLFs are mapped onto relevant, formal expressions in terms of the so-called Plinius ontology KB. We briefly describe the linguistic analysis and then focus on a number of cases of deriving conceptual descriptions from QLFs. Our ultimate goal is to apply the method to a large (>2000) number of compounds within a specific domain.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCLIN IV
    Subtitle of host publicationpapers from the fourth CLIN meeting (Groningen, 25 november 1993)
    EditorsGosse Bouma
    Place of PublicationUniversity of Groningen
    PublisherRijksuniversiteit Groningen
    Pages163-178
    Number of pages9
    ISBN (Print)90-367-0452-9
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 1994
    Event4th Meeting on Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands, CLIN 1993 - Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands
    Duration: 25 Nov 199325 Nov 1993
    Conference number: 4

    Conference

    Conference4th Meeting on Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands, CLIN 1993
    Abbreviated titleCLIN
    CountryNetherlands
    CityGroningen
    Period25/11/9325/11/93

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