Paper: Interpretation Of Nominal Compounds: Combining Domain-Independent And Domain-Specific Information

ACL ID C96-1062
Title Interpretation Of Nominal Compounds: Combining Domain-Independent And Domain-Specific Information
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1996
Authors

A domain independent model is pro- posed for the automated interpretation of nominal compounds in English. This model is meant to account for productive rules of interpretation which are inferred from the morpho-syntactic and seman- tic characteristics of the nominal con- stituents. In particular, we make exten- sive use of Pustejovsky's principles con- cerning the predicative information asso- ciated with nominals. We argue that it is necessary to draw a line between gener- alizable semantic principles and domain- specific semantic information. We ex- plain this distinction and we show how this model may be applied to the in- terpretation of compounds in real texts, provided that complementary semantic information are retrieved. 1 Motivation Interpreting nominal compounds consists in re- ...