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Acquiring Phonology: A Cross-Generational Case-Study

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Title: 'On the semantics of noun compounds'
Author: StanSzpakowicz
Homepage: 'http://www.site.uottawa.ca/~szpak'
Institution: 'University of Ottawa'
Author: FrancisC.Bond
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: 'http://www3.ntu.edu.sg/home/fcbond/'
Institution: 'Nanyang Technological University'
Author: PreslavIvanovNakov
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Homepage: 'http://www.qcri.qa/our-people/bio?pid=35'
Institution: 'QCRI, Qatar Foundation'
Author: Su NamKim
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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