Summary of the paper

Title Yes we can!? Annotating English modal verbs
Authors Josef Ruppenhofer and Ines Rehbein
Abstract This paper presents an annotation scheme for English modal verbs together with sense-annotated data from the news domain. We describe our annotation scheme and discuss problematic cases for modality annotation based on the inter-annotator agreement during the annotation. Furthermore, we present experiments on automatic sense tagging, showing that our annotations do provide a valuable training resource for NLP systems.
Topics Corpus (creation, annotation, etc.), Semantics, Word Sense Disambiguation
Full paper Yes we can!? Annotating English modal verbs
Bibtex @InProceedings{RUPPENHOFER12.778,
  author = {Josef Ruppenhofer and Ines Rehbein},
  title = {Yes we can!? Annotating English modal verbs},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Eight International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'12)},
  year = {2012},
  month = {may},
  date = {23-25},
  address = {Istanbul, Turkey},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference Chair) and Khalid Choukri and Thierry Declerck and Mehmet Uğur Doğan and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  isbn = {978-2-9517408-7-7},
  language = {english}
Powered by ELDA © 2012 ELDA/ELRA