Paper: Semantic Classes And Syntactic Ambiguity

ACL ID H93-1054
Title Semantic Classes And Syntactic Ambiguity
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Main Conference
Year 1993

In this paper we propose to define selectional preference and se- mantic similarity as information-theoretic relationships involving conceptual classes, and we demonstrate the applicability of these definitions to the resolution of syntactic ambiguity. The space of classes is defined using WordNet [8], and conceptual relationships are determined by means of statistical analysis using parsed text in the Penn Treebank.