Paper: Comparing methods for deriving intensity scores for adjectives

ACL ID E14-4023
Title Comparing methods for deriving intensity scores for adjectives
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2014
Authors

We compare several different corpus- based and lexicon-based methods for the scalar ordering of adjectives. Among them, we examine for the first time a low- resource approach based on distinctive- collexeme analysis that just requires a small predefined set of adverbial modi- fiers. While previous work on adjective in- tensity mostly assumes one single scale for all adjectives, we group adjectives into dif- ferent scales which is more faithful to hu- man perception. We also apply the meth- ods to both polar and non-polar adjectives, showing that not all methods are equally suitable for both types of adjectives.