A lexical resource of Hebrew verb-noun multi-word expressions

Chaya Liebeskind, Yaakov Hacohen-Kerner

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Abstract

A verb-noun Multi-Word Expression (MWE) is a combination of a verb and a noun with or without other words, in which the combination has a meaning different from the meaning of the words considered separately. In this paper, we present a new lexical resource of Hebrew Verb-Noun MWEs (VN-MWEs). The VN-MWEs of this resource were manually collected and annotated from five different web resources. In addition, we analyze the lexical properties of Hebrew VN-MWEs by classifying them to three types: morphological, syntactic, and semantic. These two contributions are essential for designing algorithms for automatic VN-MWEs extraction. The analysis suggests some interesting features of VN-MWEs for exploration. The lexical resource enables to sample a set of positive examples for Hebrew VN-MWEs. This set of examples can either be used for training supervised algorithms or as seeds in unsupervised bootstrapping algorithms. Thus, this resource is a first step towards automatic identification of Hebrew VN-MWEs, which is important for natural language understanding, generation and translation systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2016
EditorsNicoletta Calzolari, Khalid Choukri, Helene Mazo, Asuncion Moreno, Thierry Declerck, Sara Goggi, Marko Grobelnik, Jan Odijk, Stelios Piperidis, Bente Maegaard, Joseph Mariani
PublisherEuropean Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Pages522-527
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9782951740891
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event10th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2016 - Portoroz, Slovenia
Duration: 23 May 201628 May 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2016

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2016
Country/TerritorySlovenia
CityPortoroz
Period23/05/1628/05/16

Keywords

  • Hebrew
  • Lexical resource
  • Multi-Word Expression (MWE)
  • Verb-noun Multi-Word Expression

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