Towards the automatic derivation of lexical prototypes

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Abstract

In order to model human understanding of natural language, it is necessary to be able to rep-resent the knowledge and processes that humans use. As such, Natural Language Processing (NLP) research needs to take into consideration cognitive theories of language processing; one candidate theory is Prototype Theory. In this paper, we argue for the adoption of a conceptual approach to word meaning in order to achieve a view of lexical semantics consistent with cognitive representation and processes. We detail ongoing research concerned with extending an existing semi-automatic method for deriving patterns of verb usage from corpora. Finally, we argue that this approach has connections with Prototype Theory and detail initial steps to fully-automate this process.

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing, RANLP 2005 - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2005
EventInternational Conference on Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing, RANLP 2005 - Borovets, Bulgaria
Duration: 21 Sep 200523 Sep 2005

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing, RANLP 2005
CountryBulgaria
CityBorovets
Period21/09/0523/09/05