Verb-Particle Constructions in Questions

Veronika Vincze


Abstract
In this paper, we investigate the behavior of verb-particle constructions in English questions. We present a small dataset that contains questions and verb-particle construction candidates. We demonstrate that there are significant differences in the distribution of WH-words, verbs and prepositions/particles in sentences that contain VPCs and sentences that contain only verb + prepositional phrase combinations both by statistical means and in machine learning experiments. Hence, VPCs and non-VPCs can be effectively separated from each other by using a rich feature set, containing several novel features.
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W17-1721
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Proceedings of the 13th Workshop on Multiword Expressions (MWE 2017)
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April
Year:
2017
Address:
Valencia, Spain
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MWE
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SIGLEX
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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155–160
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https://aclanthology.org/W17-1721
DOI:
10.18653/v1/W17-1721
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Veronika Vincze. 2017. Verb-Particle Constructions in Questions. In Proceedings of the 13th Workshop on Multiword Expressions (MWE 2017), pages 155–160, Valencia, Spain. Association for Computational Linguistics.
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Verb-Particle Constructions in Questions (Vincze, MWE 2017)
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