Paper: A System for Large-Scale Acquisition of Verbal Nominal and Adjectival Subcategorization Frames from Corpora

ACL ID P07-1115
Title A System for Large-Scale Acquisition of Verbal Nominal and Adjectival Subcategorization Frames from Corpora
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2007
Authors

This paper describes the first system for large-scale acquisition of subcategorization frames (SCFs) from English corpus data which can be used to acquire comprehen- sive lexicons for verbs, nouns and adjectives. The system incorporates an extensive rule- based classifier which identifies 168 verbal, 37 adjectival and 31 nominal frames from grammatical relations (GRs) output by a ro- bust parser. The system achieves state-of- the-art performance on all three sets.