Paper: Coarse Lexical Semantic Annotation with Supersenses: An Arabic Case Study

ACL ID P12-2050
Title Coarse Lexical Semantic Annotation with Supersenses: An Arabic Case Study
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Short Paper
Year 2012
Authors

?Lightweight? semantic annotation of text calls for a simple representation, ideally with- out requiring a semantic lexicon to achieve good coverage in the language and domain. In this paper, we repurpose WordNet?s super- sense tags for annotation, developing specific guidelines for nominal expressions and ap- plying them to Arabic Wikipedia articles in four topical domains. The resulting corpus has high coverage and was completed quickly with reasonable inter-annotator agreement.