Paper: Automatic Acquisition of Ranked Qualia Structures from the Web

ACL ID P07-1112
Title Automatic Acquisition of Ranked Qualia Structures from the Web
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2007
Authors

This paper presents an approach for the au- tomatic acquisition of qualia structures for nouns from the Web and thus opens the pos- sibility to explore the impact of qualia struc- tures for natural language processing at a larger scale. The approach builds on ear- lier work based on the idea of matching spe- cific lexico-syntactic patterns conveying a certain semantic relation on the World Wide Web using standard search engines. In our approach, the qualia elements are actually ranked for each qualia role with respect to some measure. The specific contribution of the paper lies in the extensive analysis and quantitative comparison of different mea- sures for ranking the qualia elements. Fur- ther, for the first time, we present a quan- titative evaluation of such an approach for learning q...