Paper: Ambiguity Resolution And The Retrieval Of Idioms: Two Approaches

ACL ID C90-2043
Title Ambiguity Resolution And The Retrieval Of Idioms: Two Approaches
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1990
Authors

When an idiomatic expression is encountered during natural language processing, the ambiguity between its idiomatic ~md non-idiomatic meaning has to be resolved. Rather than including both meanings in further process- ing, a conventionality-principle could be applied. This results in best-first processing of the idiomatic analysis. Two models are discussed fot the lexical representation of idioms. One extends the notion continuation class from two-level morphology, the other is a localist, connec- tionist model. The connectionist model has an important advantage over the continuation class model: the conven- tionality principle follows naturally from the architecture of the conneetionist model. Keywords: idiom processing, ambiguity resulution, two- level morphology, conneetionism.