Corpus-based acquisition of German event- and object-denoting nouns

Stefan Gorzitze, Sebastian Padó; Proceedings of KONVENS 2012 (Main track: poster presentations), pp. 259-263, September 2012.


This paper presents a simple distributional method for acquiring event-denoting and object-denoting nouns from corpora. Its core is a bootstrapping cycle that alternates between acquiring new instances and new features, using a simple log odds ratio for filtering. We acquire 3000 German nouns for each class with precisions of 93% (events) and 98% (objects), respectively.

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