The Notion of Argument in PP Attachment

  title={The Notion of Argument in PP Attachment},
  author={Paola Merlo and Eva Esteve Ferrer},
In this paper we refine the formulation of the problem of prepositional phrase attachment as a four-way disambiguation problem. We argue that, in interpreting PPs, both knowledge about the site of the attachment– the traditional noun-verb attachment distinction – and the nature of the attachment – the distinction of arguments from adjuncts – is needed. We introduce a method to learn arguments and adjuncts based on a definition of arguments as a vector of features. In a series of supervised… CONTINUE READING


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