Improving Prepositional Phrase Attachment Disambiguation Using the Web as Corpus

  • Hiram Calvo
  • Alexander Gelbukh
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-24586-5_74

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2905)
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Calvo H., Gelbukh A. (2003) Improving Prepositional Phrase Attachment Disambiguation Using the Web as Corpus. In: Sanfeliu A., Ruiz-Shulcloper J. (eds) Progress in Pattern Recognition, Speech and Image Analysis. CIARP 2003. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 2905. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

The problem of Prepositional Phrase (PP) attachment disambiguation consists in determining if a PP is part of a noun phrase, as in He sees the room with books, or an argument of a verb, as in He fills the room with books. Volk has proposed two variants of a method that queries an Internet search engine to find the most probable attachment variant. In this paper we apply the latest variant of Volk’s method to Spanish with several differences that allow us to attain a better performance close to that of statistical methods using treebanks.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hiram Calvo
    • 1
  • Alexander Gelbukh
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Computing Research, National Polytechnic InstituteMéxico, D.F.México
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringChung-Ang UniversitySeoulKorea

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