The semantic transparency of English compound nouns

This is the webpage for my book The semantic transparency of English compound nouns, which is the revised version of my Habilitationsschrift.

Data used in the book

1. The semantic annotations used for the models presented in Chapter 6 are available here. They were originally created and made available for the 2013 article Semantic transparency: challenges for distributional semantics by Melanie Bell and me.
2. The annotated database of compound families used in the models presented in Chapter 7 is available here. The database was originally created and made available for the 2016 article Modelling semantic transparency by Melanie Bell and me.
The additional notes on the semantic coding are available here: Notes on the Semantic Coding.

Please be sure to cite the original papers if you use or discuss the annotations:

Bell, Melanie J. & Schäfer, Martin (2013). Semantic transparency: challenges for distributional semantics. In: Herbelot, Aurelie and Zamparelli, Roberto and Boleda, Gemma (eds.). Proceedings of the IWCS 2013 Workshop Towards a Formal Distributional Semantics. Potsdam: Association for Computational Linguistics, 1-10. [.pdf (local copy)] [.bib].

Bell, Melanie J. & Schäfer, Martin (2016). Modelling semantic transparency. Morphology, 26(2), 157-199. DOI: 10.1007/s11525-016-9286-3. [.pdf]

Note that the 2 studies and the further analyses presented in the two chapters were only possible because we could make use of the data from the Reddy et al. (2011) study. I therefore repeat their citation details as well as the web address for their data below:

Reddy, Siva, Diana McCarthy & Suresh Manandhar (2011). An Empirical Study on Compositionality in Compound Nouns. In Proceedings of The 5th International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing 2011 (IJCNLP 2011), Chiang Mai, Thailand, .pdf.

The Reddy et al. data is available here or here.