LINGUIST List 2.408

Thursday, 15 August 1991

Sum: Bibliography on compound nouns

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Message 1: Compound Nouns

Date: Wed, 7 Aug 91 14:38:47 +0200
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Subject: Compound Nouns
Several people have asked me to share the results of a query on LINGUIST
and LANGAGE NATUREL: a bibliography on compound nouns.
I launched the query, and collected the data, but Lieve De Wachter did
the job of organizing it in alphabetic order, and in a uniform format.
Structure: two lists (the reason for this being of strictly local pragmatic
Question marks denote incomplete bibliographical information.
Data has not been filtered out. Some items in this list might turn out to
be {ir-, less }relevant.
Jim Barnett and Inderjeet Mani, Using Bidirectional Semantic Rules for
Generation, in: Proceedings of the Fifth International Workshop on NL
Generation, June 1990).
Bauer, L., 1979, On the need for pragmatics in the
study of nominal compounding.Journal of Pragmatics 3, 45--50.
Downing, P., 1977, On the creation and use
of English compound nouns.Language 53, 810--842.
Finin, T. W., 1980, The semantic interpretation
of nominal compounds.Doctoral Dissertation,
(Available as Technical Report T-96, Coordinated Science
LaboratoryUrbana-Champaign, IL: Department
of Computer Science, University of Illinois) (book)
Finin, T. W., 1980b, The semantic interpretation of nominal compounds,
AAAI-1, 310--312, Stanford, AAAI (American Association for Artificial
Intelligence). (proceedings)
Finin, T, 1986, Constraining the interpretation of nominal compounds
in a limited context, in: Ralph Grishman and Richard Kittredge (Eds.),
Analyzing language in restricted domains: Sublanguage description and
processing, 163--173, Hillsdale, NJLawrenece Erlbaum (article in book).
Gershman, A. (1977), Conceptual analysis of noun groups in English.
in: IJCAI-77, pages 132--138. International Joint Conference on
Artificial Intelligence.
Hobbs, J., Stickel, M., Appelt, D., and Martin, P, 1990 (December),
Interpretation as abduction.Technical note 499, Menlo Park, CASRI International
Isabelle, P., 1984, Another look at nominal compounds. Proceedings of
22nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics,
COLING-10, 509--516, Stanford Association for Computational Linguistics
Lees, R. B., 1960, The grammar of english nominalizations., The Hague Mouton.
Lees, R. B., 1970, Problems in the grammatical analysis of English nominal
compounds., Manfred Bierwisch and K. Heidolph (Eds.), Progress in linguistics
174--186, The Hague Mouton (article in book)
Lehnert, W. L., 1988, The analysis of nominal compounds, in: Umberto Eco,
Marco Santambrogio, and Patrizia Violi (Eds.), Meaning and mental
representations, 155--179, Bloomington, in: Indiana University Press (article
in book)
Leonard, R., 1984, The interpretation of English noun sequences
on the computer., Amsterdam North-Holland (book)
Levi, J. N., 1978, The syntax and semantics of nominal
compounds.New YorkAcademic Press (book)
McDonald, D. (1981), Compound: a program that understands noun compounds.
in: IJCAI-81, page 1061. International Joint Conference on
Artificial Intelligence.
Marcus, M., 1980, A theory of syntactic recognition for
natural language.Cambridge, MAMIT Press (book)
Marsh, E., 1984, A computational analysis of complex noun
phrases in Navy messages. Proceedings of the 22nd
Annual Meeting of the Association for
Computational Linguistics, 505--508, Stanford ACL (proceedings)
McDonald, D. B., 1982, Understanding noun compounds, Doctoral Dissertation,
Pittsburgh, PA Department of Computer Science, Carnegie-Mellon University
Murphy, G. L., 1988, Comprehending complex concepts, Cognitive
Science 12, 529--562
Pun, K.~H. and Lum, B. (1989), Resolving ambiguities of complex noun phrases
in a Chinese sentence by case grammar. Computer Processing of Chinese and
Oriental Languages, 4:185--202.
Rhyne, J. R., 1976, A lexical process model of nominal
compounding in English.American Journal of Computational
Linguistics,Fiche 33, 33--44
Mary Ellen Ryder, Ordered Chaos: A Cognitive Model for the Interpretation
of English Noun-Noun Compounds, (Doctoral Dissertation), University of
California, San Diego.
Now: Faculty of the English Department, Boise State University, Boise,
 Idaho, USA.
Mary Ellen Ryder, Not Compounding the Problem: Predictability in Noun-Noun
Compounds, LSA (1987), San Francisco.
Dominiek Sandra, Doctoral Dissertation (title ???), (1990), UFSIA.
Sparck Jones, K., 1983, So what about parsing compound nouns.,
K. Sparck Jones and Y. Wilks (Eds.), Automatic
natural language parsing, 164--168, Chichester, England, Ellis Horwood
(book article)
Sparck Jones, K., 1985, Compound noun interpretation problems, F. Fallside
and W. A. Woods (Eds.), Computer speech processing, 363--380 Englewood Cliffs,
NJ Prentice-Hall International (book article)
Sproat, R. (1990), Stress assignment in complex nominals for english
text-to-speech, in: Proceedings of the ESCA Workshop on Speech Synthesis,
pages 129--132.
Sproat, R. and Liberman, M. (1987), Toward treating English nominals
in: ACL Proceedings, 25th Annual Meeting, pages 140--146,
Morristown, NJ. Association for Computational Linguistics.
Warren, B., 1978, Semantic patterns of noun-noun compounds.
(Gothenburg Studies in English, 41), G\"oteborg, Sweden Acta
Universitatis Gothoburgensis (book)
Warren, B., 1984, Classifying adjectives.(Gothenburg)
Studies in English, 56), G\"oteborg, Sweden, Acta
Universitatis Gothoburgensis (book)
Wojcik, R., Hoard, J., and Duncan-Lacoste, L. (1989).
Lexical and phrasal issues in NP disambiguation.
Presented at the LSA Annual Meeting, Washington DC.
Arens, Y., Granacki, J.J., and Parker, A.C., 1987, Phrasal
analysis of long noun sequences, Proceedings of 25th Annual Meeting of the
Association for Computational Linguistics, 59--64, Stanford Association
for Computational Linguistics (proceedings)
Bartolic, L.1980Nominal compounds in technical English???AN 80-3-250, 257--
277???? (book article)
Crandall, P. E., 1990, Computer noun-noun interpretation,
Master's Thesis; technical report 90-??, Moscow,
IDComputer Science Departement, University of Idaho
Dahl, D., Palmer, M. S., and Passoneau, R. J., 1987, Nominalizations
in PUNDIT, Proceedings of 25th Annual Meeting of the Association
for Computational Linguistics 131--139, Stanford Association
for Computational Linguistics
Dowty, D. R., 1979, Word meaning and Montague grammar:
The semantics of verbs and times in generative semantics
and in Montague's PTQ, Dordrecht, D. Reidel (book)
Gershman, A.V., 1982, A framework for conceptual
analyzers, Wendy G. Lehnert and Martin H. Ringle (Eds.)Strategies
for natural language processing, 177--197, Hillsadale, NJ Lawrence Erlbaum
(book article)
Geurts, Bart, 1988, The structure of nominal concepts, Werner H\"ullen and
Rainer Schulze (Eds.), Understanding the lexicon: Meaning, sense and
world knowledge in lexical semantics, 97--109, T\"ubingenMax Niemeyer Verlag
(article in book)
Hietsch, O., 1984, Productive second elements in nominal
compounds: The matching of English and German, Linguistica 24,
Hirst, G., 1987, Semantic interpretation and the resolution
of ambiguity, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press
Hullen, W., 1974, The analysis of English nominal compounds
within the framework of cognitive language teaching, ITL, Review
of Applied Linguistics25--26, 63--81
Jackendoff, R., 1975, Morphological and semantic regularities
in the lexicon, Language51, 639--671
Jankovic, J. K., 1986, The N-V dichotomy in the structure of English
noun compounds? Literary and Linguistic Computing1, 143--155
Jespersen, O., 1942, Modern English Grammar, Vol 6: Morphology??--Sorry,
can't recall pub data now. But this is truly a CLASSIC!
LaTorre, L. G., 1986 (May), The linguistics and pedagogy
of complex nominals and complex noun phrases in computer manuals:
An EST perspective, Dissertation Abstracts International46(11), 3336A
Marchland, H., 1969, The categories and types of present-day
English word-formation, 2nd ed., \ Munich C. H. Beck'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung
Olshtain, E., 1982, English nominal componds and the ESL/EFL
reader, Mary Hines and William Rutherford (Eds.), On
TESOL '81, 153--167, Washington, DCTESOL
Quirk, R., Greenbaum, S., Leech, G., and
Svartvik, J., 1985, A comprehensive grammar of the English
language, Longman,London
Rohdenburg, G\"unter, 1988, Semantic fringe phenomena
involving nominal compounds in English, Werner H\"ullen and
Rainer Schulze (Eds.)Understanding the lexicon: Meaning,
sense and world knowledge in lexical
semantics, 204--215, T\"ubingen, Max Niemeyer Verlag
Warren, B., 1985, Types, distribution and functions of covert semantic
relations in complex lexical items and in combinations of lexical items, in:
G.A.J. Hoppenbrouwers, P.A.M. Seuren, and A.J.M.M Weijters (Eds.),
Meaning and the lexicon, 55--62, T\"ubingen, Max Neimeyer Verlag
Wermter, S., 1989, Learning semantic relationships in
compound nouns with connectionist networks, Proceedings of the 11th Annual
Conference of the Cognitive Science Conference, 964--971, Hillsdale,
N.J. Lawrence Erlbaum
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