Date of Original Version

6-2015

Type

Conference Proceeding

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies

First Page

1537

Last Page

1547

Rights Management

Copyright 2015 Association for Computational Linguistics

Abstract or Description

This paper introduces a task of identifying and semantically classifying lexical expressions in running text. We investigate the online reviews genre, adding semantic supersense annotations to a 55,000 word English corpus that was previously annotated for multiword expressions. The noun and verb supersenses apply to full lexical expressions, whether single- or multiword. We then present a sequence tagging model that jointly infers lexical expressions and their supersenses. Results show that even with our relatively small training corpus in a noisy domain, the joint task can be performed to attain 70% class labeling F1.

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Proceedings of the Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, 1537-1547.