Fine-grained focus for pinpointing positive implicit meaning from negated statements

Eduardo Blanco, Dan Moldovan

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2 Scopus citations

Abstract

Negated statements often carry positive implicit meaning. Regardless of the semantic representation one adopts, pinpointing the positive concepts within a negated statement is needed in order to encode the statement's meaning. In this paper, novel ideas to reveal positive implicit meaning using focus of negation are presented. The concept of granularity of focus is introduced and justified. New annotation and features to detect fine-grained focus are discussed and results reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNAACL HLT 2012 - 2012 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Subtitle of host publicationHuman Language Technologies, Proceedings of the Conference
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics (ACL)
Pages456-465
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)1937284204, 9781937284206
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event2012 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, NAACL HLT 2012 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: Jun 3 2012Jun 8 2012

Publication series

NameNAACL HLT 2012 - 2012 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, Proceedings of the Conference

Conference

Conference2012 Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies, NAACL HLT 2012
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityMontreal
Period6/3/126/8/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Linguistics and Language

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