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Computational treatment of multiword expressions

Ramisch, Carlos and Villavicencio, Aline (2018) 'Computational treatment of multiword expressions.' In: Mitkov, Ruslan, (ed.) Oxford Handbook on Computational Linguistics. Oxford University Press (OUP). ISBN 9780199573691

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Abstract

In natural-language processing, multiword expressions (MWEs) have been the focus of much attention in their many forms, including idioms, nominal compounds, verbal expressions, and collocations. In addition to their relevance for lexicographic and terminographic work, their ubiquity in language affects the performance of tasks like parsing, word sense disambiguation, and natural-language generation. They lend a mark of naturalness and fluency to applications that can deal with them, ranging from machine translation to information retrieval. This chapter presents an overview of their linguistic characteristics and discusses a variety of proposals for incorporating them into language technology, covering type-based discovery, token-based identification, and MWE-aware language technology applications.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, School of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2018 12:01
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2018 12:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/23002

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