Wide-Coverage Semantic Representations from a CCG Parser

Johan Bos, Stephen Clark, Mark Steedman, James R. Curran, Julia Hockenmaier

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This paper shows how to construct semantic representations from the derivations produced by a wide-coverage CCG parser. Unlike the dependency structures returned by the parser itself, these can be used directly for semantic interpretation. We demonstrate that well-formed semantic representations can be produced for over 97% of the sentences in unseen WSJ text. We believe this is a major step towards widecoverage semantic interpretation, one of the key objectives of the field of NLP.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCOLING 2004, 20th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Proceedings of the Conference, 23-27 August 2004, Geneva, Switzerland
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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