Paper: Towards A Semantic Classification Of Spanish Verbs Based On Subcategorisation Information

ACL ID P04-2007
Title Towards A Semantic Classification Of Spanish Verbs Based On Subcategorisation Information
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2004
Authors

We present experiments aiming at an automatic classi cation of Spanish verbs into lexical semantic classes. We apply well-known techniques that have been developed for the English language to Span- ish, proving that empirical methods can be re-used through languages without substantial changes in the methodology. Our results on subcategorisation acquisition compare favourably to the state of the art for English. For the verb classi cation task, we use a hierarchical clustering algorithm, and we compare the output clusters to a manually constructed classi- cation.