Double Trouble: The Problem of Construal in Semantic Annotation of Adpositions

  title={Double Trouble: The Problem of Construal in Semantic Annotation of Adpositions},
  author={Jena D. Hwang and Archna Bhatia and Na-Rae Han and Timothy J. O'Gorman and Vivek Srikumar and Nathan Schneider},
We consider the semantics of prepositions, revisiting a broad-coverage annotation scheme used for annotating all 4,250 preposition tokens in a 55,000 word corpus of English. Attempts to apply the scheme to adpositions and case markers in other languages, as well as some problematic cases in English, have led us to reconsider the assumption that an adposition’s lexical contribution is equivalent to the role/relation that it mediates. Our proposal is to embrace the potential for construal in… 

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