A database of semantic clusters of verb usages

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Authors

CINKOVÁ Silvie HOLUB Martin RAMBOUSEK Adam SMEJKALOVA Lenka

Year of publication 2012
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2012)
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Informatics

Citation
Web http://www.lrec-conf.org/proceedings/lrec2012/pdf/359_Paper.pdf
Field Informatics
Keywords Corpus Pattern Analysis; clustering; lexical semantics
Description We are presenting VPS-30-En, a small lexical resource that contains the following 30 English verbs: access, ally, arrive, breathe, claim, cool, crush, cry, deny, enlarge, enlist, forge, furnish, hail, halt, part, plough, plug, pour, say, smash, smell, steer, submit, swell, tell, throw, trouble, wake and yield. We have created and have been using VPS-30-En to explore the interannotator agreement potential of the Corpus Pattern Analysis. VPS-30-En is a small snapshot of the Pattern Dictionary of English Verbs (Hanks and Pustejovsky, 2005), which we revised (both the entries and the annotated concordances) and enhanced with additional annotations. It is freely available at http://ufal.mff.cuni.cz/spr. In this paper, we compare the annotation scheme of VPS-30-En with the original PDEV. We also describe the adjustments we have made and their motivation, as well as the most pervasive causes of interannotator disagreements.
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