Paper: Modeling Adjectives In Computational Relational Lexica

ACL ID P06-2072
Title Modeling Adjectives In Computational Relational Lexica
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Poster Session
Year 2006

In this paper we propose a small set of lexical conceptual relations which allow to encode adjectives in computational re- lational lexica in a principled and inte- grated way. Our main motivation comes from the fact that adjectives and certain classes of verbs, related in a way or an- other with adjectives, do not have a satis- factory representation in this kind of lexica. This is due to a great extent to the heterogeneity of their semantic and syn- tactic properties. We sustain that such properties are mostly derived from the relations holding between adjectives and other POS. Accordingly, our proposal is mainly concerned with the specification of appropriate cross-POS relations to en- code adjectives in lexica of the type con- sidered here.