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Title: On the semantics of noun compounds
Author: Stan Szpakowicz
Homepage: http://www.site.uottawa.ca/~szpak
Institution: University of Ottawa
Author: Francis C. Bond
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Homepage: http://www3.ntu.edu.sg/home/fcbond/
Institution: Nanyang Technological University
Author: Preslav Ivanov Nakov
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Institution: QCRI, Qatar Foundation
Author: Su Nam Kim
Institution: Monash University
Linguistic Field: Computational Linguistics
Abstract: The noun compound – a sequence of nouns which functions as a single noun – is very common in English texts. No language processing system should ignore expressions like steel soup pot cover if it wants to be serious about such high-end applications of computational linguistics as question answering, information extraction, text summarization, machine translation – the list goes on. Processing noun compounds, however, is far from trouble-free. For one thing, they can be bracketed in various ways: is it steel soup, steel pot, or steel cover? Then there are relations inside a compound, annoyingly not signalled by any words: does pot contain soup or is it for cooking soup? These and many other research challenges are the subject of this special issue.

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This article appears IN Natural Language Engineering Vol. 19, Issue 3, which you can READ on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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