Classifying particle semantics in English verb-particle constructions. Cook, P. & Stevenson, S. In Proceedings of the ACL/COLING Workshop on Multiword Expressions: Identifying and Exploiting Underlying Properties (MWE 2006), Sydney, Australia, July, 2006.
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Previous computational work on learning the semantic properties of verb-particle constructions (VPCs) has focused on their compositionality, and has left unaddressed the issue of which meaning of the component words is being used in a given VPC. We develop a feature space for use in classification of the sense contributed by the particle in a VPC, and test this on VPCs using the particle up. The features that capture linguistic properties of VPCs that are relevant to the semantics of the particle outperform linguistically uninformed word co-occurrence features in our experiments on unseen test VPCs.
@InProceedings{	  cook2,
  author	= {Paul Cook and Suzanne Stevenson},
  title		= {Classifying particle semantics in English verb-particle
		  constructions},
  booktitle	= {Proceedings of the ACL/COLING Workshop on Multiword
		  Expressions: Identifying and Exploiting Underlying
		  Properties (MWE 2006)},
  address	= {Sydney, Australia},
  month		= {July},
  year		= {2006},
  abstract	= {Previous computational work on learning the semantic
		  properties of verb-particle constructions (VPCs) has
		  focused on their compositionality, and has left unaddressed
		  the issue of which meaning of the component words is being
		  used in a given VPC. We develop a feature space for use in
		  classification of the sense contributed by the particle in
		  a VPC, and test this on VPCs using the particle <I>up</i>.
		  The features that capture linguistic properties of VPCs
		  that are relevant to the semantics of the particle
		  outperform linguistically uninformed word co-occurrence
		  features in our experiments on unseen test VPCs.},
  download	= {http://ftp.cs.toronto.edu/pub/gh/Cook+Stevenson-2006.pdf}
}
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