Paper: Interpreting Semantic Relations In Noun Compounds Via Verb Semantics

ACL ID P06-2064
Title Interpreting Semantic Relations In Noun Compounds Via Verb Semantics
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Poster Session
Year 2006
Authors

We propose a novel method for automat- ically interpreting compound nouns based on a predefined set of semantic relations. Firstwemapverbtokensinsententialcon- texts to a fixed set of seed verbs using WordNet::Similarity and Moby’s Thesaurus. We then match the sentences with semantic relations based on the se- mantics of the seed verbs and grammatical rolesoftheheadnounandmodifier. Based onthesemanticsofthematchedsentences, we then build a classifier using TiMBL.