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Title Integrating Generative Lexicon Event Structures into VerbNet
Authors Susan Windisch Brown, James Pustejovsky, Annie Zaenen and Martha Palmer
Abstract This paper focuses on specific changes to the semantic representations associated with classes of verbs in the English lexical resource VerbNet. The new form has been restricted to first-order representations to simplify use by and integration with planners. More significantly, the modifications incorporate the Generative Lexicon's event structure, with temporal ordering of subevents associated with explicit predications over the verb's arguments. These changes allow for greater flexibility in representing complex events, for a more consistent treatment of the oppositions inherent in change-of-state classes, and for a more nuanced portrayal of the Agent's role.
Topics Knowledge Discovery/Representation, Semantics, Lexicon, Lexical Database
Full paper Integrating Generative Lexicon Event Structures into VerbNet
Bibtex @InProceedings{BROWN18.1056,
  author = {Susan Windisch Brown and James Pustejovsky and Annie Zaenen and Martha Palmer},
  title = "{Integrating Generative Lexicon Event Structures into VerbNet}",
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018)},
  year = {2018},
  month = {May 7-12, 2018},
  address = {Miyazaki, Japan},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference chair) and Khalid Choukri and Christopher Cieri and Thierry Declerck and Sara Goggi and Koiti Hasida and Hitoshi Isahara and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Hélène Mazo and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis and Takenobu Tokunaga},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  isbn = {979-10-95546-00-9},
  language = {english}
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