Paper: A Generative Lexicon Perspective for Adjectival Modification

ACL ID P98-2187
Title A Generative Lexicon Perspective for Adjectival Modification
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1998
  • Patrick Saint-Dizier (CNRS, France; Institute of Research in Informatics Toulouse, Toulouse France; University of Toulouse 3, Toulouse France)

This paper presents a semantic interpretation of adjecti- val modification in terms of the Generative Lexicon. It highlights the elements which can be borrowed from the GL and develops limitations and extensions. We show how elements of the Qualia structure can be incorpo- rated into semantic composition rules to make explicit the semantics of the combination adjective + noun. 1 Aims Investigations within the generative perspective aim at modelling, by means of a small number of rules, principles and constraints, linguistic phenomena at a high level of abstraction, level which seems to be appropriate for research on multi-linguism and lan- guage learning. Among works within the generative perspective, one of the most innovative is the Generative Lexi- con (GL) (Pustejovsky 91, 95) which in...