Paper: Conceptual Taxonomy Of Japanese Adjectives For Understanding Natural Language And Picture Patterns

ACL ID C82-2051
Title Conceptual Taxonomy Of Japanese Adjectives For Understanding Natural Language And Picture Patterns
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1982
Authors

2. Simple Adjective Concepts Verb concepts were well understood as "change" fro~ state S O to state S 1 as shown in Fig. 14 Adjective concepts are considered to be captured as the "difference" between objects O O and 0 I. Ylg.2 shows how the difference in vertical length between 00 and 01 brings about the concept of "high". Notice that surface structures often lack the expression of 00 like "yama-ga takai (the mountain is high)". Since the meaning of "high" cannot be expressed only by O 1, deep structures need O 0 as an object for comparison. 209 change State So State S, otoko-ga ie-kara deru. The man Koes out o-~hehouse. Fig. 1 The structure of verb concept jence Object Ol Object O0 y~.a-ga ie-yori takai. The mountain is ~ than the house. Fig. 2 The structure of adjective concept 2.1 Stru...