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First-order vs. higher-order modification in distributional semantics

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dc.contributor.author Boleda, Gemma
dc.contributor.author Vecchi, Eva Maria
dc.contributor.author Cornudella Gaya, Miquel
dc.contributor.author McNally, Louise, 1965-
dc.date.accessioned 2019-06-07T10:09:01Z
dc.date.available 2019-06-07T10:09:01Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation Boleda G, Vecchi EM, Cornudella M, McNally L. First-order vs. higher-order modification in distributional semantics. In: Proceedings of the 2012 Joint Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and Computational Natural Language Learning; 2012 Jul 12-14; Jeju Island, Korea. Stroudsburg (USA): Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL); 2012. p. 1223–33.
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-937284-43-5
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/41726
dc.description Comunicació presentada a Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing and Computational Natural Language Learning, celebrada del 12 al 14 de juliol de 2012, a Jeju Island, Korea.
dc.description.abstract Adjectival modification, particularly by expressions that have been treated as higher-order modifiers in the formal semantics tradition, raises interesting challenges for semantic composition in distributional semantic models. We contrast three types of adjectival modifiers -- intersectively used color terms (as in white towel, clearly first-order), subsectively used color terms (white wine, which have been modeled as both first- and higher-order), and intensional adjectives (former bassist, clearly higher-order) -- and test the ability of different composition strategies to model their behavior. In addition to opening up a new empirical domain for research on distributional semantics, our observations concerning the attested vectors for the different types of adjectives, the nouns they modify, and the resulting noun phrases yield insights into modification that have been little evident in the formal semantics literature to date.
dc.description.sponsorship This research was funded by the Spanish MICINN (FFI2010-09464-E, FFI2010-15006, TIN2009-14715-C04-04), the Catalan AGAUR (2010BPA00070), and the EU (PASCAL2; FP7-ICT-216886). Eva Maria Vecchi was partially funded by ERC Starting Grant 283554.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher ACL (Association for Computational Linguistics)
dc.relation.ispartof Association for Computational Linguistics. 2012:1223–33
dc.rights © ACL, Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.title First-order vs. higher-order modification in distributional semantics
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/3PN/FFI2010-09464-E
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/3PN/FFI2010-15006
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/3PN/TIN2009-14715-C04-04
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/216886
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/283554
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