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Title Creating a Verb Synonym Lexicon Based on a Parallel Corpus
Authors Zdenka Uresova, Eva Fucikova, Eva Hajicova and Jan Hajic
Abstract This paper presents the first findings of our recently started project of building a new lexical resource called CzEngClass, which consists of bilingual verbal synonym groups. In order to create such a resource, we explore semantic ‘equivalence’ of verb senses (across different verb lexemes) in a bilingual (Czech-English) setting by using translational context of real-world texts in a parallel, richly annotated dependency corpus. When grouping semantically equivalent verb senses into classes of synonyms, we focus on valency (arguments as deep dependents with morphosyntactic features relevant for surface dependencies) and its mapping to a set of semantic ``roles'' for verb arguments, common within one class. We argue that the existence of core argument mappings and certain adjunct mappings to a common set of semantic roles is a suitable criterion for a reasonable verb synonymy definition, possibly accompanied with additional contextual restrictions. By mid-2018, the first version of the lexicon called CzEngClass will be publicly available.
Topics Other, Semantics, Lexicon, Lexical Database
Full paper Creating a Verb Synonym Lexicon Based on a Parallel Corpus
Bibtex @InProceedings{URESOVA18.33,
  author = {Zdenka Uresova and Eva Fucikova and Eva Hajicova and Jan Hajic},
  title = "{Creating a Verb Synonym Lexicon Based on a Parallel Corpus}",
  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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