Paper: The Computational Lexical Semantics of Syntagmatic Expressions

ACL ID P98-2216
Title The Computational Lexical Semantics of Syntagmatic Expressions
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1998
Authors

In this paper, we address the issue of syntagmatic expressions from a computational lexical semantic perspective. From a representational viewpoint, we argue for a hybrid approach combining linguistic and conceptual paradigms, in order to account for the continuum we find in natural languages from free combining words to frozen expressions. In particu- lar, we focus on the place of lexical and semantic restricted co-occurrences. From a processing view- point, we show how to generate/analyze syntag- matic expressions by using an efficient constraint- based processor, well fitted for a knowledge-driven approach.