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Academic Paper


Title: 'Interlingual annotation of parallel text corpora: a new framework for annotation and evaluation'
Author: BonnieJ.Dorr
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Homepage: 'http://www.umiacs.umd.edu/~bonnie'
Institution: 'University of Maryland'
Author: RebeccaJ.Passonneau
Institution: 'Columbia University'
Author: DavidFarwell
Institution: 'New Mexico State University'
Author: RebeccaGreen
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Institution: 'Online Computer Library Center'
Author: NizarHabash
Institution: 'Columbia University'
Author: StephenHelmreich
Institution: 'New Mexico State University'
Author: EduardHovy
Homepage: 'http://www.isi.edu/natural-language/people/hovy.html'
Institution: 'University of Southern California'
Author: LoriSLevin
Institution: 'Carnegie Mellon University'
Author: KeithJMiller
Institution: 'MITRE Corporation'
Author: TerukoMitamura
Institution: 'Carnegie Mellon University'
Author: OwenRambow
Institution: 'Columbia University'
Author: AdvaithSiddharthan
Institution: 'University of Aberdeen'
Linguistic Field: 'Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics'
Abstract: This paper focuses on an important step in the creation of a system of meaning representation and the development of semantically annotated parallel corpora, for use in applications such as machine translation, question answering, text summarization, and information retrieval. The work described below constitutes the first effort of any kind to annotate multiple translations of foreign-language texts with interlingual content. Three levels of representation are introduced: deep syntactic dependencies (IL0), intermediate semantic representations (IL1), and a normalized representation that unifies conversives, nonliteral language, and paraphrase (IL2). The resulting annotated, multilingually induced, parallel corpora will be useful as an empirical basis for a wide range of research, including the development and evaluation of interlingual NLP systems and paraphrase-extraction systems as well as a host of other research and development efforts in theoretical and applied linguistics, foreign language pedagogy, translation studies, and other related disciplines.

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This article appears in Natural Language Engineering Vol. 16, Issue 3, which you can read on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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