Paper: Deriving Verbal And Compositional Lexical Aspect For NLP Applications

ACL ID P97-1020
Title Deriving Verbal And Compositional Lexical Aspect For NLP Applications
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1997
Authors

Verbal and compositional lexical aspect provide the underlying temporal struc- ture of events. Knowledge of lexical as- pect, e.g., (a)telicity, is therefore required for interpreting event sequences in dis- course (Dowty, 1986; Moens and Steed- man, 1988; Passoneau, 1988), interfacing to temporal databases (Androutsopoulos, 1996), processing temporal modifiers (An- tonisse, 1994), describing allowable alter- nations and their semantic effects (Resnik, 1996; Tenny, 1994), and selecting tense and lexical items for natural language gen- eration ((Dorr and Olsen, 1996; Klavans and Chodorow, 1992), cf. (Slobin and Bo- caz, 1988)). We show that it is possible to represent lexical aspect--both verbal and compositional--on a large scale, us- ing Lexical Conceptual Structure (LCS) representations ...