Paper: A Generic Framework for Multiword Expressions Treatment: from Acquisition to Applications

ACL ID W12-3311
Title A Generic Framework for Multiword Expressions Treatment: from Acquisition to Applications
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Student Session
Year 2012
Authors

This paper presents an open and flexible method- ological framework for the automatic acquisition of multiword expressions (MWEs) from monolingual textual corpora. This research is motivated by the importance of MWEs for NLP applications. Af- ter briefly presenting the modules of the framework, the paper reports extrinsic evaluation results con- sidering two applications: computer-aided lexicog- raphy and statistical machine translation. Both ap- plications can benefit from automatic MWE acquisi- tion and the expressions acquired automatically from corpora can both speed up and improve their quality. The promising results of previous and ongoing ex- periments encourage further investigation about the optimal way to integrate MWE treatment into these and many other applications.