Towards Universal Semantic Tagging

Abzianidze, L. & Bos, J., 1-Oct-2017. 9 p.

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The paper proposes the task of universal semantic tagging---tagging word tokens with language-neutral, semantically informative tags. We argue that the task, with its independent nature, contributes to better semantic analysis for wide-coverage multilingual text. We present the initial version of the semantic tagset and show that (a) the tags provide semantically fine-grained information, and (b) they are suitable for cross-lingual semantic parsing. An application of the semantic tagging in the Parallel Meaning Bank supports both of these points as the tags contribute to formal lexical semantics and their cross-lingual projection. As a part of the application, we annotate a small corpus with the semantic tags and present new baseline result for universal semantic tagging.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 1-Oct-2017
EventInternational Conference on Computational Semantics - Montpellier, France
Duration: 19-Sep-201722-Sep-2017
Conference number: 12


ConferenceInternational Conference on Computational Semantics
Abbreviated titleIWCS
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International Conference on Computational Semantics


Montpellier, France

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  • cs.CL

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