Paper: Hybrid Disambiguation Of Prepositional Phrase Attachment And Interpretation

ACL ID W99-0614
Title Hybrid Disambiguation Of Prepositional Phrase Attachment And Interpretation
Venue 2000 Joint SIGDAT Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and Very Large Corpora
Session Main Conference
Year 1999
Authors

In this paper, a hybrid disambiguation method for the prepositional phrase (PP) attachment and interpretation problem is presented. 1 The data needed, semantic PP interpretation rules and an annotated corpus, is described first. Then the three major steps of the disambigua- tion method are: explained. Cross-validated evaluation results', for German (88.6-94.4% cor- rect for binary attachment ambiguities, 83.3- 92.5% correct for interpretation ambiguities) show that disambiguation methods combin- ing interpretation! rules and statistical methods might yield significantly better results than non- hybrid disambiguation methods.