Paper: The Semantics Of Collocational Patterns For Reporting Verbs

ACL ID E91-1038
Title The Semantics Of Collocational Patterns For Reporting Verbs
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1991

One of the hardest problems for knowledge extraction from machine readable textual sources is distinguishing entities and events that are part of the main story from those that are part of the narrative structure, hnpor- tantly, however, reported sl)eech in newspaper articles ex- plicitly links these two levels. In this paper, we illustrate what the lexical semantics of reporting verbs must incor- porate in order to contribute to the reconstruction of story and context. The lexical structures proposed are derived from the analysis of semantic collocations over large text corpora. I Motivation We can distinguish two levels in newspaper articles: the pure information, here called primary informa- lion, and the meta-informati0n, which embeds the primary information within a perspective, a bel...