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Lexical-Conceptual Relations as Qualia Role Encoders

  • Raquel Amaro
  • Sara Mendes
  • Palmira Marrafa
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6231)

Abstract

In this paper we show how wordnets can be used for building computational lexica that support generative processes accounting for phenomena such as the creation of meaning in context. We propose the integration of qualia information in wordnets through the association of lexical-conceptual relations to qualia roles, in what is a simple and low cost procedure, as it makes use of information already encoded in wordnets. This association between lexical-conceptual relations and qualia aspects allows us to describe the qualia structure of lexical items in a consistent way, without any loss of information and with the advantage of identifying the semantic predicates that can be values of qualia roles.

Keywords

Wordnets qualia information lexical-conceptual relations generative lexica 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raquel Amaro
    • 1
  • Sara Mendes
    • 1
  • Palmira Marrafa
    • 1
  1. 1.CLGCenter of Linguistics of the University of LisbonLisbonPortugal

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