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Title:Verb Class Disambiguation Using Informative Priors
Authors: Mirella Lapata ; Chris Brew
Date: 2004
Publication Title:Computational Linguistics
Publisher:MIT Press
Publication Type:Journal Article Publication Status:Published
Volume No:30(1) Page Nos:45-73
DOI:10.1162/089120104773633385 ISBN/ISSN:08912017
Levin's (1993) study of verb classes is a widely used resource for lexical semantics. In her framework, some verbs, such as give exhibit no class ambiguity. But other verbs, such as write, have several alternative classes. We extend Levin's inventory to a simple statistical model of verb class ambiguity. Using this model we are able to generate preferences for ambiguous verbs without the use of a disambiguated corpus.We additionally show that these preferences are useful as priors for a verb sense disambiguator.
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author = { Mirella Lapata and Chris Brew },
title = {Verb Class Disambiguation Using Informative Priors},
journal = {Computational Linguistics},
publisher = {MIT Press},
year = 2004,
volume = {30(1)},
pages = {45-73},
doi = {10.1162/089120104773633385},
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