Paper: A Class-Based Probabilistic Approach To Structural Disambiguation

ACL ID C00-1029
Title A Class-Based Probabilistic Approach To Structural Disambiguation
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2000
Authors

Knowledge of which words are able to fill p~rtic- ular argum.ent slots of a predicate can be used tbr structural disambiguation. This paper de- scribes a proposal :for acquiring such knowledge, and in line with much of the recent work in this area, a probabilistic approach is taken. We de- velop a novel way of using a semantic hierar- chy to estimate the probabilities, and demon- strate the general approach using a preposi- tional phrase atta.chment experiment.