Are Dictionary Definitions of Verbs in Corpora? : Discovering Dead Ends in Generating Explanations of Verbs


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Year of publication 2022
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Proceedings of the Sixteenth Workshop on Recent Advances in Slavonic Natural Languages Processing, RASLAN 2022
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Faculty of Informatics

Keywords verb; meaning; explanation; corpora
Description Compared to nouns, there are no clear guidelines on what a definition or explanation of a verb should contain. We search corpora for the information present in Czech and English dictionaries to find out if the data is present and, thus, if it can be used as a guideline for assessing the quality of generated definitions. We show that even though a notable portion of the dictionary data is present in corpora, it does not seem frequent or specific enough to be findable with the methods we previously used.
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