Paper: Semantic Roles in Grammar Engineering

ACL ID S14-1011
Title Semantic Roles in Grammar Engineering
Venue Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics
Year 2014

The aim of this paper is to discuss difficul- ties involved in adopting an existing sys- tem of semantic roles in a grammar engi- neering task. Two typical repertoires of se- mantic roles are considered, namely, Verb- Net and Sowa?s system. We report on ex- periments showing the low inter-annotator agreement when using such systems and suggest that, at least in case of languages with rich morphosyntax, an approximation of semantic roles derived from syntactic (grammatical functions) and morphosyn- tactic (grammatical cases) features of ar- guments may actually be beneficial for ap- plications such as textual entailment.