Paper: Pattern Dictionary of English Prepositions

ACL ID P14-1120
Title Pattern Dictionary of English Prepositions
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2014

We present a new lexical resource for the study of preposition behavior, the Pattern Dictionary of English Prepositions (PDEP). This dictionary, which follows principles laid out in Hanks? theory of norms and exploita- tions, is linked to 81,509 sentences for 304 prepositions, which have been made available under The Preposition Project (TPP). Nota- bly, 47,285 sentences, initially untagged, provide a representative sample of preposi- tion use, unlike the tagged sentences used in previous studies. Each sentence has been parsed with a dependency parser and our sys- tem has near-instantaneous access to features developed with this parser to explore and an- notate properties of individual senses. The features make extensive use of WordNet. We have extended feature exploration to i...