Constructing a dictionary describing feature changes of arguments in event sentences

Tetsuaki Nakamura, Daisuke Kawahara

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Abstract

Common sense knowledge plays an essential role for natural language understanding, human-machine communication and so forth. In this paper, we acquire knowledge of events as common sense knowledge because there is a possibility that dictionaries of such knowledge are useful for recognition of implication relations in texts, inference of human activities and their planning, and so on. As for event knowledge, we focus on feature changes of arguments (hereafter, FCAs) in event sentences as knowledge of events. To construct a dictionary of FCAs, we propose a framework for acquiring such knowledge based on both of the automatic approach and the collective intelligence approach to exploit merits of both approaches. We acquired FCAs in event sentences through crowdsourcing and conducted the subjective evaluation to validate whether the FCAs are adequately acquired. As a result of the evaluation, it was shown that we were able to reasonably well capture FCAs in event sentences.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th Workshop on Events
Subtitle of host publicationDefinition, Detection, Coreference, and Representation, EVENTS 2016 at the 2016 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, NAACL-HLT 2016
EditorsMartha Palmer, Eduard Hovy, Teruko Mitamura, Tim O�Gorman
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
Pages46-50
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781941643891
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event4th Workshop on Events: Definition, Detection, Coreference, and Representation, EVENTS 2016 at the 2016 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, NAACL-HLT 2016 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 2016 Jun 17 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 4th Workshop on Events: Definition, Detection, Coreference, and Representation, EVENTS 2016 at the 2016 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, NAACL-HLT 2016

Conference

Conference4th Workshop on Events: Definition, Detection, Coreference, and Representation, EVENTS 2016 at the 2016 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, NAACL-HLT 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period16/6/17 → …

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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