Paper: Recognizing Expressions Of Commonsense Psychology In English Text

ACL ID P03-1027
Title Recognizing Expressions Of Commonsense Psychology In English Text
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2003
Authors

Many applications of natural language processing technologies involve analyzing texts that concern the psychological states and processes of people, including their beliefs, goals, predictions, explanations, and plans. In this paper, we describe our efforts to create a robust, large-scale lexi- cal-semantic resource for the recognition and classification of expressions of com- monsense psychology in English Text. We achieve high levels of precision and recall by hand-authoring sets of local grammars for commonsense psychology concepts, and show that this approach can achieve classification performance greater than that obtained by using machine learning techniques. We demonstrate the utility of this resource for large-scale cor- pus analysis by identifying references to adversarial and com...