Paper: Deverbal Compound Noun Analysis Based On Lexical Conceptual Structure

ACL ID P03-2035
Title Deverbal Compound Noun Analysis Based On Lexical Conceptual Structure
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session System Demonstration
Year 2003
Authors

This paper proposes a principled approach for analysis of semantic relations between constituents in compound nouns based on lexical semantic structure. One of the difficulties of compound noun analysis is that the mechanisms governing the deci- sion system of semantic relations and the representation method of semantic rela- tions associated with lexical and contex- tual meaning are not obvious. The aim of our research is to clarify how lexical se- mantics contribute to the relations in com- pound nouns since such nouns are very productive and are supposed to be gov- erned by systematic mechanisms. The results of applying our approach to the analysis of noun-deverbal compounds in Japanese and English show that lexical conceptual structure contributes to the re- strictional rules in compou...