Evaluation of Semantic Dependency Labeling Across Domains

TitleEvaluation of Semantic Dependency Labeling Across Domains
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsStoyanchev, S., S. Bangalore, and A. Stent
Conference NameProceedings of AAAI

One of the key concerns in computational semantics is to construct a domain independent semantic representation which captures the richness of natural language, yet can be quickly customized to a specific domain for practical applications. We propose to use generic semantic frames defined in FrameNet, a domain-independent semantic resource, as an intermediate semantic representation for language understanding in dialog systems. In this paper we: (a) outline a novel method for FrameNet-style semantic dependency labeling that builds on a syntactic dependency parse; and (b) compare the accuracy of domain-adapted and generic approaches to semantic parsing for dialog tasks, using a frame-annotated corpus of human-computer dialogs in an airline reservation domain.

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