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Lexical Representation of Agentive Nominal Compounds in French and Swedish.
Stockholm universitet, Inst. f. franska, italienska och klassiska språk.
2010 (English)In: Research in Computing Science, Special Issue: Natural Language Processing and its Applications, ISSN 1870-4069, Vol. 46, no Special Issue, 3-15 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study addresses the lexical representation of French VN andSwedish NV-areagentive nominal compounds. The objective is to examinetheir semantic structure and output meaning. The analysis shows that, as a resultof their semantic structure, the compounds group into some major outputmeanings. Most frequently, the N constituent corresponds to an Undergoer inthe argument structure of the V constituent, and the compound displays anActor role, which more precisely denote entities such as Persons, Animals,Plants, Impersonals, Instruments or Locatives, specified in the Telic role in theQualia. We propose that the Agentive role can be left unspecified with regard toaction modality. In conclusion, our study proposes a unified semantic accountof the French and Swedish compounds, which can have applications for NLPsystems, particularly for disambiguation and machine translation tasks.

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Mexico: Instituto Politécnico Nacional , 2010. Vol. 46, no Special Issue, 3-15 p.
Keyword [en]
Agentive nominal compounds, Actor, Undergoer, semanticstructure, lexical representation, Generative Lexicon, telic, disambiguation
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General Language Studies and Linguistics
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-84856OAI: diva2:689575
Available from: 2014-01-21 Created: 2014-01-21 Last updated: 2014-02-06Bibliographically approved

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