Standardization of the Complement/Adjunct Distinction

AuthorAdam Meyers, Catherine Macleod, Ralph Grishman
TitleStandardization of the Complement/Adjunct Distinction
AbstractThis paper[a] reports on criteria for distinguishing complements from adjuncts in the development of COMLEXSyntax[b], a large on-line syntactic lexicon of English. Correct, or at least consistent, criteria are crucial for lexicographyand natural language processing. Complement/adjunct criteria from linguistics and lexicography leave a gray area - optional complements are difficult to distinguish from adjuncts. In an experiment we conducted, four graduate students make substantially the same Complement/Adjunctdistinctions for 205 examples using our criteria.
SessionPART 1 - Computational Lexicology and Lexicography
author = {Adam Meyers, Catherine Macleod, Ralph Grishman},
title = {Standardization of the Complement/Adjunct Distinction},
pages = {136-146},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 7th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {1996},
month = {aug},
date = {13-18},
address = {Göteborg, Sweden},
editor = {Martin Gellerstam, Jerker Järborg, Sven-Göran Malmgren, Kerstin Norén, Lena Rogström, Catalina Röjder Papmehl},
publisher = {Novum Grafiska AB},
isbn = {91-87850-14-1},