In this talk, we propose an unsupervised approach to determine restrictions in adjective ordering through the use of compositional methods in distributional semantics. Speciﬁcally, we focus on being able to automatically distinguish phrases in which there is ﬂexibility in the adjective ordering from those bound to a rigid order. We explore a number of measures extracted from the distributional representation of a phrase, both qualitative and quantitative, which may indicate a word order restriction. We ﬁnd that we are able to distinguish the two cases of ordering signiﬁcantly based primarily on the degree of modiﬁcation of the adjectives. Currently, this approach has only been implemented in English, yet we predict that the methodology and results pertain naturally to French. This method offers fresh insight into the semantic properties that determine adjective ordering, building a bridge between syntax and distributional semantics.
|Titolo:||Compositionnaliteé en sémantique distributionnelle et ordonnancement des adjectifs|
|Autori:||Vecchi, Eva Maria; Zamparelli, Roberto; Baroni, Marco|
|Titolo del volume contenente il saggio:||Actes de MIXEUR 2013: Méthodes mixtes pour l'analyse syntaxique et sémantique du français|
|Luogo di edizione:||Paris, France|
|Anno di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||04.2 Abstract in atti di convegno (Abstract in Proceedings)|