Web-Based Model for Disambiguation of Prepositional Phrase Usage

  • Sofía N. Galicia-Haro
  • Alexander Gelbukh
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4827)

Abstract

We explore some Web-based methods to differentiate strings of words corresponding to Spanish prepositional phrases that can perform either as a regular prepositional phrase or as idiomatic prepositional phrase. The type of these Spanish prepositional phrases is preposition-nominal phrase-preposition (P-NP-P), for example: por medio de ‘by means of’, a fin de ‘in order to’, con respecto a ‘with respect to’. We propose an unsupervised method that verifies linguistics properties of idiomatic prepositional phrases. Results are presented with the method applied to newspaper sentences.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sofía N. Galicia-Haro
    • 1
  • Alexander Gelbukh
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Sciences UNAM Universitary City, Mexico CityMexico
  2. 2.Center for Computing Research, National Polytechnic InstituteMexico

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