Systematic construction of a versatile case system
Published online by Cambridge University Press: 01 December 1997
Case systems abound in natural language processing. Almost any attempt to recognize and uniformly represent relationships within a clause – a unit at the centre of any linguistic system that goes beyond word level statistics – must be based on semantic roles drawn from a small, closed set. The set of roles describing relationships between a verb and its arguments within a clause is a case system. What is required of such a case system? How does a natural language practitioner build a system that is complete and detailed yet practical and natural? This paper chronicles the construction of a case system from its origin in English marker words to its successful application in the analysis of English text.
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