Date of Original Version

6-2013

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

661

Last Page

668

Rights Management

Copyright 2013 ACL

Abstract or Description

We consider the task of tagging Arabic nouns with WordNet supersenses. Three approaches are evaluated. The first uses an expertcrafted but limited-coverage lexicon, Arabic WordNet, and heuristics. The second uses unsupervised sequence modeling. The third and most successful approach uses machine translation to translate the Arabic into English, which is automatically tagged with English supersenses, the results of which are then projected back into Arabic. Analysis shows gains and remaining obstacles in four Wikipedia topical domains.

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Proceedings of the Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, 661-668.