Paper: An Empirically Based Approach Towards A System Of Semantic Features

ACL ID C86-1002
Title An Empirically Based Approach Towards A System Of Semantic Features
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1986
Authors

A major problem in a~chine translation is the se- mantic description of lexical units which should be based on a semantic system that is bot]l coherent and operationalized to the greatest possible degreeĀ° This is to guarantee consistency between lexical unii~ coded by lexicogral~lers. This article introduces a generating device for achieving well- formed semantic feature expressions. I. T ntention and procedure Empirical ~xk with the verbs of the ES~rpus as well as experience in theoretical semantics, and last but not least, the consulting of the semantic feature inventories of other machine translation systems (MII.~AL, JAPAN, SYSTRAN, SUSY) l~ns resulted in the necessity of an elaboration of the proposal for semantic features made in EIB-3 (EUROTRA LIN- GUI~YfC SPECIFICATIONS). These fe...