The Scope and Focus of Negation: A Complete Annotation Framework for Italian

Begoña Altuna, Anne-Lyse Minard, Manuela Speranza


Abstract
In this paper we present a complete framework for the annotation of negation in Italian, which accounts for both negation scope and negation focus, and also for language-specific phenomena such as negative concord. In our view, the annotation of negation complements more comprehensive Natural Language Processing tasks, such as temporal information processing and sentiment analysis. We applied the proposed framework and the guidelines built on top of it to the annotation of written texts, namely news articles and tweets, thus producing annotated data for a total of over 36,000 tokens.
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W17-1806
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Proceedings of the Workshop Computational Semantics Beyond Events and Roles
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April
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2017
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Valencia, Spain
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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34–42
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https://aclanthology.org/W17-1806
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10.18653/v1/W17-1806
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Begoña Altuna, Anne-Lyse Minard, and Manuela Speranza. 2017. The Scope and Focus of Negation: A Complete Annotation Framework for Italian. In Proceedings of the Workshop Computational Semantics Beyond Events and Roles, pages 34–42, Valencia, Spain. Association for Computational Linguistics.
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