Paper: Supersense Tagging Of Unknown Nouns In WordNet

ACL ID W03-1022
Title Supersense Tagging Of Unknown Nouns In WordNet
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2003

We present a new framework for classify- ing common nouns that extends named- entity classification. We used a fixed set of 26 semantic labels, which we called su- persenses. These are the labels used by lexicographers developing WordNet. This framework has a number of practical ad- vantages. We show how information con- tained in the dictionary can be used as ad- ditional training data that improves accu- racy in learning new nouns. We also de- fine a more realistic evaluation procedure than cross-validation.