Paper: Integrating Compositional Semantics Into A Verb Lexicon

ACL ID C00-2148
Title Integrating Compositional Semantics Into A Verb Lexicon
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2000
Authors

We present a class-based approach to building a verb lexicon that makes explicit the close asso- ciation between syntax and semantics for Levin classes. We have used Lexicalized Tree Adjoin- ing Grammars to capture the syntax associated with each verb class and have augmented the trees to in- clude selectional restrictions. In addition, semantic predicates are associated with each tree, which al- low for a colnpositional interpretation.