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Semantic Representation of Events: Building a Semantic Primes Component

  • Milena Slavcheva
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4188)

Abstract

This paper describes a system of semantic primes necessary for the large-scale semantic representation of event types, encoded as verbal predicates. The system of semantic primes is compiled via mapping modeling elements of the Natural Semantic Metalanguage (NSM), the Semantic Minimum – Dictionary of Bulgarian (SMD), and the Role and Reference Grammar (RRG). The so developed system of semantic primes is a user-defined extension to the metalanguage, adopted in the Unified Eventity Representation (UER), a graphical formalism, introducing the object-oriented design to linguistic semantics.

Keywords

event types metamodel verbal predicates 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Milena Slavcheva
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  1. 1.Institute for Parallel Information Processing, Linguistic Modeling DepartmentBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria

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