AAAI Publications, Thirty-First AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence

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Disambiguating Spatial Prepositions Using Deep Convolutional Networks
Kaveh Hassani, Won-Sook Lee

Last modified: 2017-02-12


We address the coarse-grained disambiguation of the spatial prepositions as the first step towards spatial role labeling using deep learning models. We propose a hybrid feature of word embeddings and linguistic features, and compare its performance against a set of linguistic features, pre-trained word embeddings, and corpus-trained embeddings using seven classical machine learning classifiers and two deep learning models. We also compile a dataset of 43,129 sample sentences from Pattern Dictionary of English Prepositions (PDEP). The comprehensive experimental results suggest that the combination of the hybrid feature and a convolutional neural network outperforms state-of-the-art methods and reaches the accuracy of 94.21% and F1-score of 0.9398.


word sense disambiguation; spatial relations; deep learning

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