Paper: Polysemy in Verbs: Systematic Relations between Senses and their Effect on Annotation

ACL ID W08-1206
Title Polysemy in Verbs: Systematic Relations between Senses and their Effect on Annotation
Venue Coling 2008: Proceedings of the 2nd workshop on Information Retrieval for Question Answering
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Year 2008
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Sense inventories for polysemous predicates are often comprised by a number of related senses. In this paper, we examine different types of relations within sense inventories and give a qualitative analysis of the effects they have on decisions made by the annotators and annotator error. We also discuss some common traps and pitfalls in design of sense inventories. We use the data set developed specifically for the task of annotating sense distinctions depen- dent predominantly on semantics of the argu- ments and only to a lesser extent on syntactic frame.