Paper: Exploring Multilingual Semantic Role Labeling

ACL ID W09-1211
Title Exploring Multilingual Semantic Role Labeling
Venue International Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning
Session shared task
Year 2009

This paper describes the multilingual semantic role labeling system of Computational Lin- guistics Group, Trinity College Dublin, for the CoNLL-2009 SRLonly closed shared task. The system consists of two cascaded compo- nents: one for disambiguating predicate word sense, and the other for identifying and classi- fying arguments. Supervised learning tech- niques are utilized in these two components. As each language has its unique characteris- tics, different parameters and strategies have to be taken for different languages, either for providing functions required by a language or for meeting the tight deadline. The system ob- tained labeled F1 69.26 averaging over seven languages (Catalan, Chinese, Czech, English, German, Japanese, and Spanish), which ranks the system fourth a...