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Title An Annotation Scheme for Quantifier Scope Disambiguation
Authors Mehdi Manshadi, James Allen and Mary Swift
Abstract Annotating natural language sentences with quantifier scoping has proved to be very hard. In order to overcome the challenge, previous work on building scope-annotated corpora has focused on sentences with two explicitly quantified noun phrases (NPs). Furthermore, it does not address the annotation of scopal operators or complex NPs such as plurals and definites. We present the first annotation scheme for quantifier scope disambiguation where there is no restriction on the type or the number of scope-bearing elements in the sentence. We discuss some of the most prominent complex scope phenomena encountered in annotating the corpus, such as plurality and type-token distinction, and present mechanisms to handle those phenomena.
Topics Semantics, Corpus (creation, annotation, etc.), Statistical and machine learning methods
Full paper An Annotation Scheme for Quantifier Scope Disambiguation
Bibtex @InProceedings{MANSHADI12.914,
  author = {Mehdi Manshadi and James Allen and Mary Swift},
  title = {An Annotation Scheme for Quantifier Scope Disambiguation},
  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}
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