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Title A Recursive Treatment of Collocations
Authors Luka Nerima, Eric Wehrli and Violeta Seretan
Abstract This article discusses the treatment of collocations in the context of a long-term project on the development of multilingual NLP tools. Besides “classical” two-word collocations, we will focus on the case of complex collocations (3 words or more) for which a recursive design is presented in the form of collocation of collocations. Although comparatively less numerous than two-word collocations, the complex collocations pose important challenges for NLP. The article discusses how these collocations are retrieved from corpora, inserted and stored in a lexical database, how the parser uses such knowledge and what are the advantages offered by a recursive approach to complex collocations.
Topics MultiWord Expressions & Collocations, Lexicon, lexical database, Parsing
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Bibtex @InProceedings{NERIMA10.891,
  author = {Luka Nerima and Eric Wehrli and Violeta Seretan},
  title = {A Recursive Treatment of Collocations},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'10)},
  year = {2010},
  month = {may},
  date = {19-21},
  address = {Valletta, Malta},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference Chair) and Khalid Choukri and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis and Mike Rosner and Daniel Tapias},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  isbn = {2-9517408-6-7},
  language = {english}
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