Preparing SNACS for Subjects and Objects

Adi Shalev, Jena D. Hwang, Nathan Schneider, Vivek Srikumar, Omri Abend, Ari Rappoport

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Research on adpositions and possessives in multiple languages has led to a small inventory of general-purpose meaning classes that disambiguate tokens. Importantly, that work has argued for a principled separation of the semantic role in a scene from the function coded by morphosyntax. Here, we ask whether this approach can be generalized beyond adpositions and possessives to cover all scene participants---including subjects and objects---directly, without reference to a frame lexicon. We present new guidelines for English and the results of an interannotator agreement study.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the First International Workshop on Designing Meaning Representations
EditorsNianwen Xue, William Croft, Jan Hajic, Chu-Ren Huang, Stephan Oepen, Martha Palmer, James Pustejovksy
Place of PublicationFlorence, Italy
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-950737-45-1
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2019
EventThe First International Workshop on Designing Meaning Representations - Florence, Italy
Duration: 1 Aug 20191 Aug 2019
Conference number: 1


WorkshopThe First International Workshop on Designing Meaning Representations
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  • adpositions
  • possessives
  • multiple languages
  • Meaning Representations


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