Paper: Syntactic and Semantic Frames in PrepNet

ACL ID I08-2106
Title Syntactic and Semantic Frames in PrepNet
Venue International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2008
Authors

In this paper, we present an in depth revi- sion of the preliminary version of PrepNet, an lexical semantics database of preposition behaviors. This revision includes a much more detailed structure for the language re- alization level. 1 Aims Describing the syntax and the semantics of prepo- sitions, in a way similar to verbs (e.g. in FrameNet (www.icsi.berkeley.edu/ framenet/), or VerbNet (www.cis.upenn.edu/verbnet/)) or to nouns (as in WordNet and EuroWordNet) is obviously a very challenging, but necessary task. Preposi- tions turn out to be a very useful category in a number of applications such as indexing, knowl- edge extraction, textual entailment and question answering since they convey basic meanings of much interest like instruments, means, comparisons, amounts, approximations, lo...