Article published in:Word Classes: Nature, typology and representations
Edited by Raffaele Simone and Francesca Masini
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 332] 2014
► pp. 17–36
Carving verb classes from corpora
In this paper, I discuss some methodological problems arising from the use of corpus data for semantic verb classification. In particular, I present a computational framework to describe the distributional properties of Italian verbs using linguistic data automatically extracted from a large corpus. This information is used to build a distribution-based classification of a set of Italian verbs. It is small scale notwithstanding, this case study will provide evidence for the complex interplay between syntactic and semantic verb features.
Published online: 24 September 2014
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