Paper: An Abstract Schema for Representing Semantic Roles and Modelling the Syntax-Semantics Interface

ACL ID W11-0113
Title An Abstract Schema for Representing Semantic Roles and Modelling the Syntax-Semantics Interface
Venue IWCS
Session Main Conference
Year 2011
Authors

Schema for Representing Semantic Roles and Modelling the Syntax-Semantics Interface Voula Gotsoulia University of Essex vghotsoulia@yahoo.co.uk Abstract This paper presents a novel approach to semantic role annotation implementing an entailment- based view of the concept of semantic role. I propose to represent arguments of predicates with grammatically relevant primitive properties entailed by the semantics of predicates. Such meaning components generalise over a range of semantic relations which humans tend to express systemati- cally through language. In a preliminary study, I show that we can model linguistic knowledge at a general, principled syntax-semantics interface by incorporating a layer of skeletal, entailment-based representation of word meaning in large-scale corpus annotatio...