Paper: Measuring The Relative Compositionality Of Verb-Noun (V-N) Collocations By Integrating Features

ACL ID H05-1113
Title Measuring The Relative Compositionality Of Verb-Noun (V-N) Collocations By Integrating Features
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2005
Authors

Measuring the relative compositionality of Multi-word Expressions (MWEs) is crucial to Natural Language Processing. Various collocation based measures have been proposed to compute the relative compositionality of MWEs. In this paper, we define novel measures (both colloca- tion based and context based measures) to measure the relative compositionality of MWEs of V-N type. We show that the correlation of these features with the hu- man ranking is much superior to the cor- relation of the traditional features with the human ranking. We then integrate the pro- posed features and the traditional features using a SVM based ranking function to rank the collocations of V-N type based on their relative compositionality. We then show that the correlation between the ranks computed by the SVM based...