ACQUILEX I and ACQUILEX II papers

The papers are all available either as LaTeX source (standard macros, plus a4.sty, a4abstract.sty, a4wide.sty, examples.sty, avm.sty, macros.sty, tree-dvips.sty, tree-dvips.pro) or as ps files. For long reports made up of several LaTeX files, uufiles has been used to create a single compressed uuencoded tar archive. These files will unpack themselves on a Unix machine - see instructions at beginning of file. Other files have simply been compressed (use binary mode to ftp them). In some cases the papers don't format particularly nicely, because I have removed references to some non-standard LaTeX macros. Hard copies of the ACQUILEX II working papers can be obtained by sending a request marked ACQUILEX WORKING PAPERS to <cide@cup.cam.ac.uk> University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory Technical reports can be obtained by contacting <tech-reports@cl.cam.ac.uk>. If there are any problems, please contact <aac@csli.stanford.edu>


acq1wp8 (LaTeX) Copestake, A. 12 pages July 1990 "An approach to building the hierarchical element of a lexical knowledge base from a machine readable dictionary", in Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Inheritance in Natural Language Processing, Tilburg, pp. 19-29. 1990 ACQUILEX WP NO. 8 Also in: Antonio Sanfilippo (editor) The (other) Cambridge ACQUILEX papers University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory Technical report No. 253 Notes: Discusses the construction of taxonomies and some ideas about their representation. See aacthesis for more recent work
acq1wp21 (LaTeX) Copestake A. and Briscoe E.J. 14 pages June 1991 "Lexical Operations in a Unification Based Framework" in Proceedings of ACL SIGLEX Workshop on Lexical Semantics and Knowledge Representation, Berkeley, California, pp 88-101. ACQUILEX WP NO. 21 Also in: Antonio Sanfilippo (editor) The (other) Cambridge ACQUILEX papers University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory Technical report No. 253 and: J. Pustejovsky and S. Bergler (editors) Lexical Semantics and Knowledge Representation Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1992 Notes: Describes the LKB lexical rule mechanism and its use in the representation of sense extensions or regular polysemy.
acq1wp22 (LaTeX) Briscoe E.J. and Copestake A. 10 pages June 1991 "Sense Extensions as Lexical Rules" in Computational approaches to non-literal language: metaphor, metonymy, idiom, speech acts, implicature. D. Fass, E. Hinkelman and J. Martin (eds) Proceedings of the IJCAI Workshop on Computational Approaches to Non-Literal Language, Sydney, Australia, pp.12-20 ACQUILEX WP NO. 22 Also in: Antonio Sanfilippo (editor) The (other) Cambridge ACQUILEX papers University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory Technical report No. 253 Notes: This paper is similar to acq1wp21 but also discusses conventional metaphor and how MRDs represent some sense extensions.
acq1wp36 (LaTeX) Copestake A. 11 pages April 1992, "The ACQUILEX LKB: Representation Issues in the Semi-automatic Acquisition of Large Lexicons." Proceedings of the 3rd Conference on Applied Natural Language Processing, Trento, Italy. April 1992. ACQUILEX WP NO. 36 Also in: Antonio Sanfilippo (editor) The (other) Cambridge ACQUILEX papers University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory Technical report No. 253 Notes: figures missing in the ftpable version. This paper gives an overview of the LKB and its use in ACQUILEX. More detail is found in compleat
acq1wp37 (LaTeX) Copestake A. 22 pages January 1992 / December 1992 The representation of group denoting nouns in a lexical knowledge base. in: P. St. Dizier and E. Viegas (editors) Computational Lexical Semantics, Cambridge University Press, 1995 Earlier version: In Proceedings of the Second Seminar on Computational Lexical Semantics, Toulouse, France. January 1992. ACQUILEX WP NO. 37 Notes: Describes the use of the LKB in representing group denoting nouns and the extent to which the information can be extracted from MRDs.
acq1wp41 (LaTeX) Briscoe T. 22 pages November 1991, "Lexical Issues in Natural Language Processing" in Natural Language and Speech, E. Klein and F. Veltman (eds.), Springer-Verlag, 1991 ACQUILEX WP NO. 41 Also in: Antonio Sanfilippo (editor) The (other) Cambridge ACQUILEX papers University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory Technical report No. 253 Notes: This paper contains an outline of the ACQUILEX project as a whole, and discusses some issues such as the distinction between a lexical database (LDB) and an LKB and what it means for a lexicon to be reusable.
acq1wp43 (LaTeX) Copestake, A., B. Jones, A. Sanfilippo, H. Rodriguez, P. Vossen, 14 pages S. Montemagni and E. Marinai January 1992,"Multilingual Lexical Representation". In: Antonio Sanfilippo (editor) The (other) Cambridge ACQUILEX papers University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory Technical report No. 253 ACQUILEX WP NO. 43 Notes: One figure missing. Describes tlinks and how they might be extracted semi-automatically from bilingual dictionaries.
acq2wp2 (LaTeX) Briscoe, T., A. Copestake and A. Lascarides 22 pages January 1993, "Blocking" In: P. St. Dizier and E. Viegas (editors) Computational Lexical Semantics, Cambridge University Press, 1995 ACQUILEX II WP NO. 2
acq2wp3 (LaTeX) Copestake, A. and A. Sanfilippo 17 pages January 1993, "Multilingual Lexical Representation" Presented at: AAAI Spring Symposium on Building lexicons for machine translation, Stanford CA, 1993 ACQUILEX II WP NO. 3 Notes: Actually quite different from the earlier paper of the same name ... Discusses the use of the tlinks to represent generalisations about translation mismatches etc.
acq2wp16 (LaTeX) Copestake, A. 27 pages June 1993, "Constraints, Tlinks and MT" ACQUILEX II WP NO. 16 Notes: most of this is also in compleat
acq2wp17 (LaTeX) Bernard Jones 14 pages August 1993 "Integrating Morphology into the LKB" ACQUILEX 2 WP NO. 17 Notes: Further details of the morphology system described in the appendix to compleat
acq2wp23 (LaTeX) Copestake, A. and T Briscoe 36 pages January 1994/August 1994 "Semi-productive Polysemy and Sense Extension" In: Journal of Semantics, 12, 15-67, 1995 Revised version of ACQUILEX II WP NO. 23
acq2wp29 (LaTeX) Bernard Jones 20 pages July 1994 "Can Punctuation Help Parsing?" ACQUILEX 2 WP NO. 29 Notes: A shorter version of this paper appeared in the proceedings of COLING-94, Kyoto, Japan
acq2wp34 (LaTeX) Lascarides, A., T Briscoe, N Asher, A Copestake, 71 pages August 1994/March 1995 "Order Independent and Persistent Typed Default Unification" To appear in: Linguistics and Philosophy Revised version of ACQUILEX II WP NO. 34
acq2wp40 (LaTeX) A Copestake, T Briscoe, P Vossen, A Ageno, I Castellon, F Ribas, G Rigau, H Rodriguez, A Samiotou 35 pages September 1994/July 1995 "Acquisition of Lexical Translation Relations from MRDs" To appear in Journal of Machine Translation, volume 9, issue 3 Revised version of ACQUILEX II WP NO. 40
acq2wp49 Arturo Trujillo 36 pages July 1995 "Machine Translation with the ACQUILEX LKB"
acq2wp60 (LaTeX) Alex Lascarides and Ann Copestake 16 pages August 1995 "Order Independent Typed Default Unification"
acq2wp61 (LaTeX) Ann Copestake, Dan Flickinger, Rob Malouf, Susanne Riehemann and Ivan Sag 18 pages May 1995 "Translation using Minimal Recursion Semantics" In: Proceedings of The Sixth International Conference on Theoretical and Methodological Issues in Machine Translation (TMI95) Leuven, Belgium
acq2wp62 (LaTeX) Ann Copestake 42 pages June 1995 Semantic transfer for Verbmobil Notes: Also to appear as Verbmobil report No. 93
acq2wp63 (LaTeX) Alex Lascarides, Ann Copestake and Ted Briscoe 30 pages May 1995 Ambiguity and Coherence
acq2wp64 (LaTeX) Ann Copestake 6 pages March 1995 Representing Lexical Polysemy In: Proceedings of the AAAI Spring Symposium on representation and acquisition of lexical knowledge: polysemy, ambiguity and generativity, Stanford, CA, 1995
acq2wp65 (LaTeX) Alex Lascarides and Ann Copestake 18 pages May 1995 The pragmatics of word meaning In Proceedings of SALT V, Cornell University, 1995
aacthesis (LaTeX) Copestake, A. 156 pages September 1992/May 1993 The Representation of Lexical Semantic Information Doctoral dissertation, University of Sussex, Cognitive Science Research Paper CSRP 280 Notes: Contains (among other things) revised material from acq1wp8, acq1wp21/22, acq1wp36, acq1wp37 and a couple of other papers which are in Briscoe et al, Inheritance, Defaults and the Lexicon
compleat (LaTeX) Copestake, A. 126 pages August 1993 The Compleat LKB University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory Technical report No. 316 ACQUILEX-II Deliverable, 3.1 Notes: One figure missing from an appendix in the ftpable version This has all the formal stuff about the ACQUILEX LKB system