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When a Red Herring in Not a Red Herring: Using Compositional Methods to Detect Non-Compositional Phrases

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, EACL 2017, Valencia, Spain, April 3-7, 2017, Volume 2: Short Papers
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics
Pages529-534
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 7 Apr 2017
Event15th EACL 2017 Software Demonstrations - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 3 Apr 20177 Apr 2017
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Conference15th EACL 2017 Software Demonstrations
Abbreviated titleEACL 2017
CountrySpain
CityValencia
Period3/04/177/04/17
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Abstract

Non-compositional phrases such as red herring and weakly compositional phrases such as spelling bee are an integral part of
natural language (Sag et al., 2002). They are also the phrases that are difficult, or even impossible, for good compositional
distributional models of semantics. Compositionality detection therefore provides a good testbed for compositional methods.
We compare an integrated compositional distributional approach, using sparse high dimensional representations, with the adhoc
compositional approach of applying simple composition operations to state-ofthe-art neural embeddings.

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15th EACL 2017 Software Demonstrations

3/04/177/04/17

Valencia, Spain

Event: Conference

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