Universal conceptual cognitive annotation (UCCA)

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Abstract

Syntactic structures, by their nature, reflect first and foremost the formal constructions used for expressing meanings. This renders them sensitive to formal variation both within and across languages, and limits their value to semantic applications. We present UCCA, a novel multi-layered framework for semantic representation that aims to accommodate the semantic distinctions expressed through linguistic utterances. We demonstrate UCCA's portability across domains and languages, and its relative insensitivity to meaning-preserving syntactic variation. We also show that UCCA can be effectively and quickly learned by annotators with no linguistic background, and describe the compilation of a UCCA-annotated corpus.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationLong Papers
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
Pages228-238
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9781937284503
StatePublished - 2013
Event51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, ACL 2013 - Sofia, Bulgaria
Duration: 4 Aug 20139 Aug 2013

Publication series

NameACL 2013 - 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Proceedings of the Conference
Volume1

Conference

Conference51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, ACL 2013
Country/TerritoryBulgaria
CitySofia
Period4/08/139/08/13

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