Annotated free paraphrases and difficulty of interpretation for 45 novel English noun-noun compounds

Martin Schäfer & Melanie Bell
This is a dataset containing free paraphrases of the meaning of 45 novel English compound nouns, presented in isolation, together with Likert scale ratings of the difficulty of coming up with that meaning. Each compound has a variety of possible interpretations, and the free paraphrases are coded for the interpretation they represent.
All the novel compounds occur just once in ukWaC (Baroni et al. 2009), a 2-billion-word corpus of English. The constituent nouns in the...
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