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Traditional approaches to prepositions classify preposition lexemes into different semantic classes like spatial, temporal or modal ones. In this paper we reconsider the so-called spatial prepositions and their sub classification. We propose a sense based classification of prepositions using traditional criteria to determine different classes of(More)
We determine the productivity of determin-erless PPs in German quantitatively, restricting ourselves to the preposition unter. The study is based on two German newspaper corpora, comprising some 210 million words. The problematic construction, i.e. unter followed by a determinerless singular noun occurs some 16.000 times in the corpus. To clarify the(More)
The realization of singular count nouns without an accompanying determiner inside a PP (determinerless PP, bare PP, Preposition-Noun Combination) has recently attracted some interest in computational linguistics. Yet, the relevant factors for determiner omission remain unclear , and conditions for determiner omission vary from language to language. We(More)
Prepositions are highly polysemous. Yet, little effort has been spent to develop language-specific annotation schemata for preposition senses to systematically represent and analyze the polysemy of prepositions in large corpora. In this paper, we present an annotation schema for preposition senses in German. The annotation schema includes a hierarchical(More)
09:10-09:45 Jussi Karlgren: Constructions, patterns, and finding features more sophisticated than term occurrence in text (Keynote). PREFACE A construction is a recurring, or otherwise noteworthy congregation of linguistic entities. Examples include collocations (" hermetically sealed "), (idiomatic) expressions with fixed constituents (" kick the bucket(More)
This paper investigates the impact of modality markers on the conditional interpretation of the German preposition ohne ('without'). It tackles the question whether it is the preposition itself that possesses a conditional sense or whether it may be due to a modal context that the interpretation arises. The paper presents an annotation study for modality(More)
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