Paper: The Influence Of Tagging On The Classification Of Lexical Complements

ACL ID C96-1080
Title The Influence Of Tagging On The Classification Of Lexical Complements
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1996
Authors

A large corpus (about 100 MB of text) was selected and examples of 750 fl'e- quently occurring verbs were tagged with their compleinent (:lass as defined by a large computational syntactic dictionary, COMLEX Syntax. This tagging task led to the refinement of already exist- ing classes and to the addition of classes that had previously not been defined. This has resulted in the enrichment and improvement of the original COMLEX Syntax dictionary. Tagging also provides statistical data which will allow users to select, more common complelnents of a particular verb and ignore rare usage. We discuss below some of the problems encountered in tagging and their resolu- tion.