Prepositional phrase attachment ambiguity resolution using semantic hierarchies

Nadh, Kailash and Huyck, Christian R. (2009) Prepositional phrase attachment ambiguity resolution using semantic hierarchies. In: Ninth IASTED International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Applications, 18th February 2009, Innsbruck.

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Abstract

This paper describes a system that resolves prepositional
phrase attachment ambiguity in English sentence process-
ing. This attachment problem is ubiquitous in English
text, and is widely known as a place where semantics
determines syntactic form. The decision is made based on
a four-tuple composed of the head verb of the verb phrase,
the head noun of the noun phrase, and the preposition
and head noun in the prepositional phrase. A corpus with
known results, the Penn Treebank, is used for training
and testing purposes. During training, known results are
used to build a lattice of hierarchical categories taken from WordNet. These lattices are then compared to the novel
lattices derived from the test four-tuples. The results of the system are 90.53% correct attachment decisions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords (uncontrolled): Prepositional Phrase Attachment, Syntactic and Semantic ambiguity, Semantic Nets, Hierarchies, Parsing, Ambiguity Resolution
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer and Communications Engineering
Item ID: 2471
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Depositing User: Mr Kailash Nadh
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2009 10:43
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:14
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/2471

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