Identifying Phrasal Verbs Using Many Bilingual Corpora (2013)
Karl Pichotta and John DeNero
We address the problem of identifying multiword expressions in a language, focusing on English phrasal verbs. Our polyglot ranking approach integrates frequency statistics from translated corpora in 50 different languages. Our experimental evaluation demonstrates that combining statistical evidence from many parallel corpora using a novel ranking-oriented boosting algorithm produces a comprehensive set of English phrasal verbs, achieving performance comparable to a human-curated set.
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In Proceedings of the 2013 Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing (EMNLP 2013), pp. 636--646, Seattle, WA, October 2013.
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Karl Pichotta Ph.D. Student pichotta [at] cs utexas edu