Article | Proceedings of the 20th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics, NODALIDA 2015, May 11-13, 2015, Vilnius, Lithuania | Uncovering Noun-Noun Compound Relations by Gamification
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Title:
Uncovering Noun-Noun Compound Relations by Gamification
Author:
Johan Bos: Center for Language and Cognition, University of Groningen, The Netherlands Malvina Nissim: Center for Language and Cognition, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
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Year:
2015
Conference:
Proceedings of the 20th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics, NODALIDA 2015, May 11-13, 2015, Vilnius, Lithuania
Issue:
109
Article no.:
032
Pages:
251-255
No. of pages:
5
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2015-05-06
ISBN:
978-91-7519-098-3
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Series:
NEALT Proceedings Series
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet


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Can relations described by English noun-noun compounds be adequately captured by prepositions? We attempt to answer this question in a data-driven way, using gamification to annotate a set of about a thousand noun-noun compound examples. Annotators could make a choice out of five prepositions generated with the help of paraphrases found in the Google n-gram corpus. We show that there is substantial agreement among the players of our linguistic annotation game, and that their answers differ in about 50\% of raw frequency counts of the Google n-gram corpus. Prepositions can be used to describe the majority of the implicit relations present in noun-noun compounds, but not all relations are captured by natural prepositions and some compounds are not easy to paraphrase with the use of a preposition.

Proceedings of the 20th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics, NODALIDA 2015, May 11-13, 2015, Vilnius, Lithuania

Author:
Johan Bos, Malvina Nissim
Title:
Uncovering Noun-Noun Compound Relations by Gamification
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Proceedings of the 20th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics, NODALIDA 2015, May 11-13, 2015, Vilnius, Lithuania

Author:
Johan Bos, Malvina Nissim
Title:
Uncovering Noun-Noun Compound Relations by Gamification
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