Paper: Investigating regular sense extensions based on intersective Levin classes

ACL ID C98-1046
Title Investigating regular sense extensions based on intersective Levin classes
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1998
Authors

In this paper we specifically address questions of polysemy with respect to verbs, and how regular extensions of meaning can be achieved through the adjunction of particular syntactic phrases. We see verb classes as the key to making gen- eralizations about regular extensions of mean- ing. Current approaches to English classifica- tion, Levin classes and WordNet, have limita- tions in their applicability that impede their utility as general classification schemes. We present a refinement of Levin classes, intersec- tive sets, which are a more fine-grained clas- sification and have more coherent sets of syn- tactic frames and associated semantic compo- nents. Wc have preliminary indications that the membership of our intersective sets will be more compatible with WordNct th...