Paper: Fine-Grained Focus for Pinpointing Positive Implicit Meaning from Negated Statements

ACL ID N12-1050
Title Fine-Grained Focus for Pinpointing Positive Implicit Meaning from Negated Statements
Venue Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2012
Authors

Negated statements often carry positive im- plicit meaning. Regardless of the seman- tic representation one adopts, pinpointing the positive concepts within a negated statement is needed in order to encode the statement?s meaning. In this paper, novel ideas to reveal positive implicit meaning using focus of nega- tion are presented. The concept of granular- ity of focus is introduced and justified. New annotation and features to detect fine-grained focus are discussed and results reported.