Paper: Annotating corpus data for a quantitative, constructional analysis of motion verbs in Modern Standard Arabic

ACL ID W14-3604
Title Annotating corpus data for a quantitative, constructional analysis of motion verbs in Modern Standard Arabic
Venue Workshop on Arabic Natural Language Processing
Session
Year 2014
Authors

This article proposes an annotation method of corpus data for the purposes of providing a constructionist account of lexical behavior. The lexical items in ques- tion are seven verbs of motion in Modern Standard Arabic that pertain to the events of COME (at?, ???a, ?a?ara, and qadima) and GO (?ahaba, ma??, and r??a). The tag set selected for the annotation of the COME and GO data frames consists of morpho- syntactic tags that characterize verb usage as well as semantic tags that aim to highlight the semantic com- ponent of, for instance, adverbial and adpositional phrases that accompany the verb. I will briefly demonstrate the analytical potential of such data frame by discussing the various kinds of statistical tests such data frame is designed to undergo, as a means of better...