Dead parrots make bad pets: Exploring modifier effects in noun phrases

  title={Dead parrots make bad pets: Exploring modifier effects in noun phrases},
  author={Germ{\'a}n Kruszewski and Marco Baroni},
Sometimes modifiers have a strong effect on core aspects of the meaning of the nouns they are attached to: A parrot is a desirable pet, but a dead parrot is, at the very least, a rather unusual household companion. In order to stimulate computational research into the impact of modification on phrase meaning, we collected and made available a large dataset containing subject ratings for a variety of noun phrases and the categories they might belong to. We propose to use compositional… CONTINUE READING

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