Paper: Multiword noun compound bracketing using Wikipedia

ACL ID W14-5708
Title Multiword noun compound bracketing using Wikipedia
Venue Computational Approaches to Compound Analysis
Session
Year 2014
Authors

This research suggests two contributions in relation to the multiword noun compound bracketing problem: first, demonstrate the usefulness of Wikipedia for the task, and second, present a novel bracketing method relying on a word association model. The intent of the association model is to represent combined evidence about the possibly lexical, relational or coordinate nature of links between all pairs of words within a compound. As for Wikipedia, it is promoted for its encyclopedic nature, meaning it describes terms and named entities, as well as for its size, large enough for corpus-based statistical analysis. Both types of information will be used in measuring evidence about lexical units, noun relations and noun coordinates in order to feed the associa- tion model in the bracketing algo...