Tobias Stadtfeld


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Building a reference lexicon for countability in English
Tibor Kiss | Francis Jeffry Pelletier | Tobias Stadtfeld
Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'14)

The present paper describes the construction of a resource to determine the lexical preference class of a large number of English noun-senses ($\approx$ 14,000) with respect to the distinction between mass and count interpretations. In constructing the lexicon, we have employed a questionnaire-based approach based on existing resources such as the Open ANC (\url{}) and WordNet \cite{Miller95}. The questionnaire requires annotators to answer six questions about a noun-sense pair. Depending on the answers, a given noun-sense pair can be assigned to fine-grained noun classes, spanning the area between count and mass. The reference lexicon contains almost 14,000 noun-sense pairs. An initial data set of 1,000 has been annotated together by four native speakers, while the remaining 12,800 noun-sense pairs have been annotated in parallel by two annotators each. We can confirm the general feasibility of the approach by reporting satisfactory values between 0.694 and 0.755 in inter-annotator agreement using Krippendorff’s $\alpha$.


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EXCOTATE: An Add-on to MMAX2 for Inspection and Exchange of Annotated Data
Tobias Stadtfeld | Tibor Kiss
Proceedings of COLING 2012: Demonstration Papers


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A Logistic Regression Model of Determiner Omission in PPs
Tibor Kiss | Katja Keßelmeier | Antje Müller | Claudia Roch | Tobias Stadtfeld | Jan Strunk
Coling 2010: Posters

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An Annotation Schema for Preposition Senses in German
Antje Müller | Olaf Hülscher | Claudia Roch | Katja Keßelmeier | Tobias Stadtfeld | Jan Strunk | Tibor Kiss
Proceedings of the Fourth Linguistic Annotation Workshop