Paper: Automatically Constructing A Lexicon Of Verb Phrase Idiomatic Combinations

ACL ID E06-1043
Title Automatically Constructing A Lexicon Of Verb Phrase Idiomatic Combinations
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2006
Authors

We investigate the lexical and syntactic flexibility of a class of idiomatic expres- sions. We develop measures that draw on such linguistic properties, and demon- strate that these statistical, corpus-based measures can be successfully used for dis- tinguishing idiomatic combinations from non-idiomatic ones. We also propose a means for automatically determining which syntactic forms a particular idiom can appear in, and hence should be in- cluded in its lexical representation.