Proceedings of The 16th Lingusitic Annotation Workshop (LAW-XVI), 2022.


The SNACS framework provides a network of semantic labels called supersenses for annotating adpositional semantics in corpora. In this work, we consider English prepositions (and prepositional phrases) that are chiefly pragmatic, contributing extra-propositional contextual information such as speaker attitudes and discourse structure. We introduce a preliminary taxonomy of pragmatic meanings to supplement the semantic SNACS supersenses, with guidelines for the annotation of coherence connectives, commentary markers, and topic and focus markers. We also examine annotation disagreements, delve into the trickiest boundary cases, and offer a discussion of future improvements.


Bib Entry

  author = {Liu, Yang Janet and Hwang, Jena D. and Schneider, Nathan and Srikumar, Vivek},
  title = {{Putting Context in SNACS: A 5-Way Classification of Adpositional Pragmatic Markers}},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of The 16th Lingusitic Annotation Workshop (LAW-XVI)},
  year = {2022}