Paper: Semantic Role Assignment for Event Nominalisations by Leveraging Verbal Data

ACL ID C08-1084
Title Semantic Role Assignment for Event Nominalisations by Leveraging Verbal Data
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2008
Authors

This paper presents a novel approach to the task of semantic role labelling for event nominalisations, which make up a consider- able fraction of predicates in running text, but are underrepresented in terms of train- ing data and difficult to model. We propose to address this situation by data expansion. We construct a model for nominal role la- bellingsolelyfromverbaltrainingdata.The best quality results from salvaging gram- matical features where applicable, and gen- eralising over lexical heads otherwise.