Adding Semantic Relations to a Large-Coverage Connective Lexicon of German

TitleAdding Semantic Relations to a Large-Coverage Connective Lexicon of German
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsScheffler T, Stede M
Conference NameProceedings of LREC
PublisherPortoroz
Conference LocationSlovenia
Keywordsconnectives, lexicon, semantics
Abstract

DiMLex is a lexicon of German connectives that can be used for various language understanding purposes. We enhanced the coverage
to 275 connectives, which we regard as covering all known German discourse connectives in current use. In this paper, we consider
the task of adding the semantic relations that can be expressed by each connective. After discussing different approaches to retrieving
semantic information, we settle on annotating each connective with senses from the new PDTB 3.0 sense hierarchy. We describe our
new implementation in the extended DiMLex, which will be available for research purposes.