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Multilingual Supervision of Semantic Annotation

Exner, Peter LU ; Klang, Marcus LU and Nugues, Pierre LU (2016) 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING), 2016 In Proceedings of COLING 2016, the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics: Technical Papers p.1007-1017
Abstract
In this paper, we investigate the annotation projection of semantic units in a practical setting. Previous approaches have focused on using parallel corpora for semantic transfer. We evaluate an alternative approach using loosely parallel corpora that does not require the corpora to be exact translations of each other. We developed a method that transfers semantic annotations from one language to another using sentences aligned by entities, and we extended it to include alignments by entity-like linguistic units. We conducted our experiments on a large scale using the English, Swedish, and French language editions of Wikipedia. Our results show that the annotationprojectionusingentitiesincombinationwithlooselyparallelcorporaprovidesaviable... (More)
In this paper, we investigate the annotation projection of semantic units in a practical setting. Previous approaches have focused on using parallel corpora for semantic transfer. We evaluate an alternative approach using loosely parallel corpora that does not require the corpora to be exact translations of each other. We developed a method that transfers semantic annotations from one language to another using sentences aligned by entities, and we extended it to include alignments by entity-like linguistic units. We conducted our experiments on a large scale using the English, Swedish, and French language editions of Wikipedia. Our results show that the annotationprojectionusingentitiesincombinationwithlooselyparallelcorporaprovidesaviable approach to extending previous attempts. In addition, it allows the generation of proposition banks upon which semantic parsers can be trained. (Less)
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  abstract     = {In this paper, we investigate the annotation projection of semantic units in a practical setting. Previous approaches have focused on using parallel corpora for semantic transfer. We evaluate an alternative approach using loosely parallel corpora that does not require the corpora to be exact translations of each other. We developed a method that transfers semantic annotations from one language to another using sentences aligned by entities, and we extended it to include alignments by entity-like linguistic units. We conducted our experiments on a large scale using the English, Swedish, and French language editions of Wikipedia. Our results show that the annotationprojectionusingentitiesincombinationwithlooselyparallelcorporaprovidesaviable approach to extending previous attempts. In addition, it allows the generation of proposition banks upon which semantic parsers can be trained. },
  author       = {Exner, Peter and Klang, Marcus and Nugues, Pierre},
  booktitle    = {Proceedings of COLING 2016, the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics: Technical Papers},
  isbn         = {978-4-87974-702-0},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {1007--1017},
  title        = {Multilingual Supervision of Semantic Annotation},
  year         = {2016},
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