Context effects on frame probability independent of verb sense ambiguity

Keller, F. and Scheepers, C. (2006) Context effects on frame probability independent of verb sense ambiguity. In: Proceedings of the CogSci 2006, 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society in Cooperation with the 5th International Conference of the Cognitive Science: July 26 - 29, 2006, Vancouver, BC., Canada. Lawrence Erlbaum Ass.: Mahwah, NJ, pp. 1599-1604. ISBN 9780976831822

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Abstract

Verb frame probability has received wide attention in the parsing literature and in psycholinguistic research. Although frame probabilities obtained from corpora have been shown to correlate with experimental data, the correlation is less than perfect and varies across corpora. We argue that this variability can be explained in terms of discourse context, based on experimental data that show that context has an influence on frame probability for the NP/VP ambiguity in German. This effect is observed for both semantically ambiguous and unambiguous verbs, and hence cannot be explained solely in terms of verb sense ambiguity.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Scheepers, Dr Christoph
Authors: Keller, F., and Scheepers, C.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology
Journal Name:Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society
Publisher:Lawrence Erlbaum Ass.
ISBN:9780976831822

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