Paper: Acquisition Of Semantic Classes For Adjectives From Distributional Evidence

ACL ID C04-1161
Title Acquisition Of Semantic Classes For Adjectives From Distributional Evidence
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2004
Authors

In this paper, we present a clustering exper- iment directed at the acquisition of semantic classes for adjectives in Catalan, using only shallow distributional features. We define a broad-coverage classification for adjectives based on Ontological Semantics. We classify along two parameters (number of ar- guments and ontological kind of denotation), achieving reliable agreement results among hu- man judges. The clustering procedure achieves a comparable agreement score for one of the pa- rameters, and a little lower for the other.