Paper: Fish Transporters and Miracle Homes: How Compositional Distributional Semantics can Help NP Parsing

ACL ID D13-1196
Title Fish Transporters and Miracle Homes: How Compositional Distributional Semantics can Help NP Parsing
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2013
Authors

In this work, we argue that measures that have been shown to quantify the degree of semantic plausibility of phrases, as obtained from their compositionally-derived distributional seman- tic representations, can resolve syntactic am- biguities. We exploit this idea to choose the correct parsing of NPs (e.g., (live fish) trans- porter rather than live (fish transporter)). We show that our plausibility cues outperform a strong baseline and significantly improve performance when used in combination with state-of-the-art features.