[Corpora-List] Free Paraphrases of Noun Compounds -- a task at *SEM 2013

E. Bashir ebashir
Tue Jan 22 20:50:32 CET 2013


I notice (from the website) that there is no option like "not a felicitous noun compound" or "not a meaningful noun compound" listed among the choices.  For example, the noun compound suggested "onion tears" is not a noun compound that I have ever heard used, or would ever use.

Elena Bashir


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> From: Lushan Han <lushan1 at umbc.edu>
>To: Stan Szpakowicz <szpak at eecs.uottawa.ca>
>Cc: corpora at uib.no
>Sent: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 12:22 PM
>Subject: Re: [Corpora-List] Free Paraphrases of Noun Compounds -- a task at *SEM 2013
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>Would it be more interesting if some paraphrases are intentionally made "wrong"? IMHO, it seems that ranking all true paraphrases is not very interesting.
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>Best regards,
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>Lushan
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>On Mon, Jan 21, 2013 at 11:20 AM, Stan Szpakowicz <szpak at eecs.uottawa.ca> wrote:
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>Free Paraphrases of Noun Compounds -- a task at *SEM 2013
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>>We invite all and sundry to participate. All details appear on the official site at:
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>>http://www.cs.york.ac.uk/semeval-2013/task4/
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>>Registration for task participants:
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>>http://www.cs.york.ac.uk/semeval-2013/index.php?id=registration
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>>Contact: iris at clul.ul.pt
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>>Just to whet your appetite, here is the abstract:
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>>The task of classifying English noun compounds explores the idea of interpreting the semantics of noun compounds via paraphrases. Given a two-word noun compound, the participants are asked to produce an explicitly ranked list of its free paraphrases. The list will be automatically compared and evaluated against a similarly ranked list of paraphrases proposed by human annotators, recruited and managed through Amazon's Mechanical Turk. The comparison of raw paraphrases will be sensitive to syntactic and morphological variations. The ranking of paraphrases will be based on their relative popularity among annotators. To achieve a reliable ranking, highly similar paraphrases will be grouped so as to downplay superficial differences in syntax and morphology.
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>>And the relevant dates (slightly tentative), all in 2013:
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>>February 15: Test set ready
>>February 15: Registration deadline for task participants
>>March 1-15: Evaluation period
>>April 9: Paper submission deadline
>>May 4: Camera-ready paper due
>>June 13 or 14: Workshop co-located with NAACL
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>>Cristina, Iris, Su, Zornitsa, Preslav, Diarmuid, Stan and Tony
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>>--
>>Stan Szpakowicz, PhD, Professor
>>EECS, Computer Science, University of Ottawa
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