An Annotated Corpus of Emerging Anglicisms in Spanish Newspaper Headlines

Elena Alvarez-Mellado


Abstract
The extraction of anglicisms (lexical borrowings from English) is relevant both for lexicographic purposes and for NLP downstream tasks. We introduce a corpus of European Spanish newspaper headlines annotated with anglicisms and a baseline model for anglicism extraction. In this paper we present: (1) a corpus of 21,570 newspaper headlines written in European Spanish annotated with emergent anglicisms and (2) a conditional random field baseline model with handcrafted features for anglicism extraction. We present the newspaper headlines corpus, describe the annotation tagset and guidelines and introduce a CRF model that can serve as baseline for the task of detecting anglicisms. The presented work is a first step towards the creation of an anglicism extractor for Spanish newswire.
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2020.calcs-1.1
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Proceedings of the The 4th Workshop on Computational Approaches to Code Switching
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May
Year:
2020
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Marseille, France
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CALCS
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European Language Resources Association
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Pages:
1–8
Language:
English
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https://aclanthology.org/2020.calcs-1.1
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Elena Alvarez-Mellado. 2020. An Annotated Corpus of Emerging Anglicisms in Spanish Newspaper Headlines. In Proceedings of the The 4th Workshop on Computational Approaches to Code Switching, pages 1–8, Marseille, France. European Language Resources Association.
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