Paper: Semantic Roles for Nominal Predicates: Building a Lexical Resource

ACL ID W13-1018
Title Semantic Roles for Nominal Predicates: Building a Lexical Resource
Venue Workshop on Multiword Expressions
Session
Year 2013
Authors

The linguistic annotation of noun-verb com- plex predicates (also termed as light verb con- structions) is challenging as these predicates are highly productive in Hindi. For semantic role labelling, each argument of the noun-verb complex predicate must be given a role la- bel. For complex predicates, frame files need to be created specifying the role labels for each noun-verb complex predicate. The cre- ation of frame files is usually done manually, but we propose an automatic method to expe- dite this process. We use two resources for this method: Hindi PropBank frame files for simple verbs and the annotated Hindi Tree- bank. Our method perfectly predicts 65% of the roles in 3015 unique noun-verb combi- nations, with an additional 22% partial pre- dictions, giving us 87% useful predictio...