Paper: On The Acquisition Of Conceptual Definitions Via Textual Modelling Of Meaning Paraphrases

ACL ID C92-4193
Title On The Acquisition Of Conceptual Definitions Via Textual Modelling Of Meaning Paraphrases
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1992
Authors

Prepositions are modelled as denoting parts of those situations which have actants which in the surface form can be realized with the preposition in question. Noons are modelled as denoting participants of situations, and adjectives as denoting situations focusing on a particular participant. The defining situations of nouns and adjectives are determined in accordance with the meaning paraphrases of [COBUILD 87] following the textual conditions of applying the situations concerned. COBUILD definitions are also used in order to describe field external distinctions of verbs. The formal components of the conceptual representation are the feature structure representation of 'basic semantic forms', instantiation rules and role derivation rules following tile approach of [Kunze 911. The proposit...