Towards Formal Interpretation of Semantic Annotation

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Towards Formal Interpretation of Semantic Annotation
In this paper we present a novel approach to the incremental incorporation of semantic information in natural language processing which does not fall victim to the notorious problems of ambiguity and lack of robustness, namely through the formal interpretation of semantic annotation. We present a formal semantics for a language for the integrated annotation of several types of semantic information, such as (co-)reference relations, temporal information, and semantic roles. This semantics has the form of a compositional translation into second-order predicate logic. We show that a truly semantic approach to the annotation of different types of semantic information raises interesting issues relating to the borders between these areas of semantics, and to the consistency of semantic annotations in multiple areas or in multiple annotation layers. The approach is incremental in the sense that it is designed to be extendable to the semantic annotation of many types of semantic information.
Harry Bunt, Chwhynny Overbeeke
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where LREC
Authors Harry Bunt, Chwhynny Overbeeke
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