Paper: Automatic Discovery of Manner Relations and its Applications

ACL ID D10-1031
Title Automatic Discovery of Manner Relations and its Applications
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2010
Authors

This paper presents a method for the auto- matic discovery of MANNER relations from text. An extended definition of MANNER is proposed, including restrictions on the sorts of concepts that can be part of its domain and range. The connections with other relations and the lexico-syntactic patterns that encode MANNER are analyzed. A new feature set spe- cialized on MANNER detection is depicted and justified. Experimental results show improve- ment over previous attempts to extract MAN- NER. Combinations of MANNER with other semantic relations are also discussed.