Paper: Transformation-Based Interpretation Of Implicit Parallel Structures: Reconstructing The Meaning Of vice Versa And Similar Linguistic Operators

ACL ID P06-2049
Title Transformation-Based Interpretation Of Implicit Parallel Structures: Reconstructing The Meaning Of vice Versa And Similar Linguistic Operators
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Poster Session
Year 2006
Authors

Successful participation in dialogue as well as understanding written text re- quires, among others, interpretation of speci cations implicitly conveyed through parallel structures. While those whose re- construction requires insertion of a miss- ing element, such as gapping and ellip- sis, have been addressed to a certain extent by computational approaches, there is vir- tually no work addressing parallel struc- tures headed by vice versa-like operators, whose reconstruction requires transforma- tion. In this paper, we address the mean- ing reconstruction of such constructs by an informed reasoning process. The ap- plied techniques include building deep se- mantic representations, application of cat- egories of patterns underlying a formal reconstruction, and using pragmatically- motivate...