Toward Automatic Processing of English Metalanguage

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Abstract

The metalinguistic facilities of natural language are crucial to our ability to communicate, but the patterns behind the appearance of metalanguage—and thus the clues for how we may instruct computers to detect it—have remained relatively unknown. This paper describes the first results on the feasibility of automatically identifying metalanguage in English text. A core metalinguistic vocabulary has been identified, supporting intuitions about the phenomenon and aiding in its detection and delineation. These results open the door to applications that can extract the direct, salient information that metalanguage encodes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication6th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing, IJCNLP 2013 - Proceedings of the Main Conference
EditorsRuslan Mitkov, Jong C. Park
PublisherAsian Federation of Natural Language Processing
Pages760-766
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9784990734800
StatePublished - 2013
Event6th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing, IJCNLP 2013 - Nagoya, Japan
Duration: Oct 14 2013 → …

Publication series

Name6th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing, IJCNLP 2013 - Proceedings of the Main Conference

Conference

Conference6th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing, IJCNLP 2013
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityNagoya
Period10/14/13 → …

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Software

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