Paper: Beauty Before Age? Applying Subjectivity to Automatic English Adjective Ordering

ACL ID N12-2003
Title Beauty Before Age? Applying Subjectivity to Automatic English Adjective Ordering
Venue Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Session Student Session
Year 2012
Authors

The preferred order of pre-nominal adjectives in English is determined primarily by seman- tics. Nevertheless, Adjective Ordering (AO) systems do not generally exploit semantic fea- tures. This paper describes a system that or- ders adjectives with significantly above- chance accuracy (73.0%) solely on the basis of semantic features pertaining to the cogni- tive-semantic dimension of subjectivity. The results indicate that combining such semantic approaches with current methods could result in more accurate and robust AO systems.