08 Jun 2009

Speaker: Jeremy Nicholson, Phd candidate at University of Melbourne, Australia

Date: Wed Jun 10, 1:30pm

Venue: T9204 West


In this talk, we detail deep lexical acquisition: the process of  automatically learning linguistic structures for use in linguistically-rich lexical resources. We examine a series of experiments involving leveraging available resources and the World Wide Web to predict a number of lexical properties across a number of languages.  As with many tasks in natural language processing, the token-type interface biases evaluation toward the most dense tokens across the most dense languages!), with a long, unloved tail. Finally, we will discuss the implications when parsing using deep grammars.