Identifying Generic Noun Phrases

  title={Identifying Generic Noun Phrases},
  author={Nils Reiter and Anette Frank},
This paper presents a supervised approach for identifying generic noun phrases in context. Generic statements express rulelike knowledge about kinds or events. Therefore, their identification is important for the automatic construction of knowledge bases. In particular, the distinction between generic and non-generic statements is crucial for the correct encoding of generic and instance-level information. Generic expressions have been studied extensively in formal semantics. Building on this… CONTINUE READING
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