Detecting verbal participation in diathesis alternations

McCarthy, Diana Frances and Korhonen, Anna (1998) Detecting verbal participation in diathesis alternations. In: COLING-ACL '98L: Proceedings of the 36th annual meeting on Association for Computational Linguistics. Annual Meeting of the ACL, 2 . Association for Computational Linguistics, Morristown, NJ, USA, pp. 1493-1495. ISBN 9781558605817

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We present a method for automatically identifying verbal participation in diathesis alternations. Automatically acquired subcategorization frames are compared to a hand-crafted classification for selecting candidate verbs. The minimum description length principle is then used to produce a model and cost for storing the head noun instances from a training corpus at the relevant argument slots. Alternating subcategorization frames are identified where the data from corresponding argument slots in the respective frames can be combined to produce a cheaper model than that produced if the data is encoded separately.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA0075 Electronic computers. Computer science
Depositing User: Chris Keene
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2008
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2019 11:13
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