A Disambiguation Approach for German Compounds with Deverbal Head

  • Sabine Reinhard
Part of the Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy book series (SLAP, volume 73)


Word formation, in particular compounding, is an extremely productive process in German as well as in many other languages. As a result, vast numbers of lexical entries have to be encoded by hand. This is true not only for monolingual lexica, but also in the context of machine translation, where for each compound a separate transfer rule has to be written. Also, if the application domain is not extremely restricted, natural language processing (NLP) systems will encounter unknown words, which is particularly true for systems with free spoken language input, such as Verbmobil.


Machine Translation Direct Object Argument Structure Thematic Role Theme Argument 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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