Example-based Acquisition of Fine-grained Collocation Resources

LREC 2016 Sara Rodr{\'\i}guez-Fern{\'a}ndezRoberto CarliniLuis Espinosa AnkeLeo Wanner

Collocations such as {``}heavy rain{''} or {``}make [a] decision{''}, are combinations of two elements where one (the base) is freely chosen, while the choice of the other (collocate) is restricted, depending on the base. Collocations present difficulties even to advanced language learners, who usually struggle to find the right collocate to express a particular meaning, e.g., both {``}heavy{''} and {``}strong{''} express the meaning {`}intense{'}, but while {``}rain{''} selects {``}heavy{''}, {``}wind{''} selects {``}strong{''}... (read more)

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