Evaluating Verb Subcategorisation Frames learned by a German Statistical Grammar against Manual Definitions in the Duden Dictionary

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Page187-197
AuthorSabine Schulte im Walde
TitleEvaluating Verb Subcategorisation Frames learned by a German Statistical Grammar against Manual Definitions in the Duden Dictionary
AbstractThe paper describes an extensive evaluation of computational large-scale verb subcategorisation by comparing subcategorisation frames induced from a German lexicaIised statistical grammar against manual verb definitions in the dictionary Duden - Das Stilwörterbuch. We achieved an f-score of 62.30% on 3,090 verbs with a training corpus frequency between 10 and 2,000; ignoring prepositional phrases within the frame definitions resulted in an f-score of 72.05%. As to our knowledge, no former approach on automatic acquisition of verb subcategorisation has performed a comparably extensive evaluation. Our evaluation results justify the utilisation of the statistical grammar framework for obtaining a reliable subcategorisation lexicon for verbs. The lexical entries hold a potential for adding to and improving manual verb definitions.
SessionComputational Lexicography and Lexicology
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BibTex
@InProceedings{ELX02-018,
author = {Sabine Schulte im Walde},
title = {Evaluating Verb Subcategorisation Frames learned by a German Statistical Grammar against Manual Definitions in the Duden Dictionary},
pages = {187-197},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 10th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2002},
month = {aug},
date = {13-17},
address = {København, Denmark},
editor = {Anna Braasch and Claus Povlsen},
publisher = {Center for Sprogteknologi},
isbn = {87-90708-09-1},
}
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