Automatic Interpretation of Noun Compounds Using WordNet Similarity

  title={Automatic Interpretation of Noun Compounds Using WordNet Similarity},
  author={Su Nam Kim and Timothy Baldwin},
The paper introduces a method for interpreting novel noun compounds with semantic relations. The method is built around word similarity with pretagged noun compounds, based on WordNet::Similarity. Over 1,088 training instances and 1,081 test instances from the Wall Street Journal in the Penn Treebank, the proposed method was able to correctly classify 53.3% of the test noun compounds. We also investigated the relative contribution of the modifier and the head noun in noun compounds of different… CONTINUE READING
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