Paper: Lexical Access Preference and Constraint Strategies for Improving Multiword Expression Association within Semantic MT Evaluation

ACL ID W14-4719
Title Lexical Access Preference and Constraint Strategies for Improving Multiword Expression Association within Semantic MT Evaluation
Venue Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of the Lexicon
Session
Year 2014
Authors

We examine lexical access preferences and constraints in computing multiword expression asso- ciations from the standpoint of a high-impact extrinsic task-based performance measure, namely semantic machine translation evaluation. In automated MT evaluation metrics, machine transla- tions are compared against human reference translations, which are almost never worded exactly the sameway except in the most trivial of cases. Because of this, one of the most important factors in correctly predicting semantic translation adequacy is the accuracy of recognizing alternative lexical realizations of the same multiword expressions in semantic role fillers. Our results com- paring bag-of-words, maximum alignment, and inversion transduction grammars indicate that cognitively motivated ITGs provide su...