Paper: Qualities of Eventiveness

ACL ID W14-2909
Title Qualities of Eventiveness
Venue Workshop on Events: Definition, Detection, Coreference, and Representation
Year 2014

Events are not a discrete linguistic phe- nomenon. Different verbal and nomi- nal predicates express different degrees of eventiveness. In this paper we analyze the qualities that contribute to the over- all eventiveness of a predicate, that is, what makes a predicate an event. We provide an in-depth analysis of seven key qualities, along with experimental assess- ments demonstrating their contributions. We posit that these qualities are an impor- tant part of a functional working definition of events.