Using Argument Structure to Disambiguate Verb Meaning

By November 23, 2016,
Page 482-490
Author Miriam Buendía Castro, Beatriz Sánchez Cárdenas
Title Using Argument Structure to Disambiguate Verb Meaning
Abstract This study proposes a methodology to disambiguate verb meaning in terminographic resources. To this end, the underlying approach used for verb entries description in the environmental knowledge base EcoLexicon has been applied (Buendía, Montero and Faber 2014; Faber and Buendía 2014). The description is based on three parameters: (i) the nuclear meaning of the verb (i.e. its lexical domain, as proposed by the Lexical Grammar Model (Faber & Mairal 1999); (ii) its meaning dimension (i.e. the lexical subdomain); (iii) its predicate-argument structure highlighting the semantic categories of the arguments. Our study proves that a verb can activate different meaning dimensions in different lexical domains, depending on the semantic categories, or different roles (Van Valin 2005) of its arguments. This way of describing verb meaning according to lexical domains and subdomains, semantic roles and semantic categories helps disambiguate verbs and represent their meaning in specialized resources.
Session Lexicography for Specialised Languages, Terminology and Terminography
Keywords verbs; disambiguation; specialized resources
author={Miriam Buendía Castro, Beatriz Sánchez Cárdenas},
title={Using Argument Structure to Disambiguate Verb Meaning},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 17th EURALEX International Congress},
address={Tbilisi, Georgia},
editor={Tinatin Margalitadze, George Meladze},
publisher={Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi University Press},