Proceedings of the First Annual National Conf. on Artificial Intelligence

The Semantic Interpretation of Nominal Compounds

This paper briefly introduces an approach to the problem of building semantic interpretations of nominal compounds, i.e., sequences of two or more nouns related through modification. Examples of the kind of nominal compounds dealt with are: "engine repairs", "aircraft flight arrival", "aluminum water pipe" and "noun noun modification".

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