M. Antònia Martí, Mariona Taulé, Marta Recasens, Aina Peris, Lluís Màrquez and Manuel Bertran (CLiC-UB)
Mariona Taulé <mtauleub.edu>
AnCora-Verb-Ca is a verbal lexicon containing 2,141diferent verbs. In AnCora-Verb-Ca lexicon, the mapping between syntactic functions, arguments and thematic roles of each verbal predicate it is established taking into account the verbal semantic class and the diatheses alternations in which the predicate can participate. Each verbal predicate may be divided in different senses where each sense is related to one or more semantic classes (Lexical Semantic Structures), basically differentiated according to the four event classes -accomplishments, achievements, states and activities-, and on the diatheses alternations in which a sense can occur.
AnCora-Verb-Ca is the verbal lexicon used as the basis for the semantic annotation with arguments and thematic roles of AnCora-Ca corpus. This lexical resource can be used for syntactic and semantic parsing, lexical representation, etc. This lexicon was used in the SemEval 2007 task: Multilevel Semantic Annotation of Catalan and Spanish
At present AnCora-Verb-Ca is the largest verbal lexicon containing information about verbal semantic classes, syntactic subcategorization, argument structure and the corresponding thematic roles, as well as diatheses alternations, freely available.
The development of AnCora-Verb-Ca has been funded by the following projects: PRAXEM (HUM2006-27378-E), and Lang2World (TIN2006-15265-C06-06) from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science, and the funding given by the Catalan Secretary of Linguistic Policy.
- Aparicio, J., M. Taulé, M.A. Martí (2008) AnCora-Verb: A Lexical Resource for the Semantic Annotation of Corpora. Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation. Marrakesh (Morocco).
- Aparicio, J., M. Taulé, M.A. Martí (2008) AnCora-Verb: Two large-scale lexicons for Catalan and Spanish. Bernal, E. Decesaris, J. (eds.) Proceedings of the XIII Euralex International Congress 2008. Institut Universitari de Lingüística Aplicada, UPF: Barcelona (Spain).