A Step-wise Usage-based Method for Inducing Polysemy-aware Verb Classes

Daisuke Kawahara, Daniel W. Peterson, Martha Palmer
2014 Proceedings of the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (Volume 1: Long Papers)  
We present an unsupervised method for inducing verb classes from verb uses in gigaword corpora. Our method consists of two clustering steps: verb-specific semantic frames are first induced by clustering verb uses in a corpus and then verb classes are induced by clustering these frames. By taking this step-wise approach, we can not only generate verb classes based on a massive amount of verb uses in a scalable manner, but also deal with verb polysemy, which is bypassed by most of the previous
more » ... dies on verb clustering. In our experiments, we acquire semantic frames and verb classes from two giga-word corpora, the larger comprising 20 billion words. The effectiveness of our approach is verified through quantitative evaluations based on polysemy-aware gold-standard data. semantic frames
doi:10.3115/v1/p14-1097 dblp:conf/acl/KawaharaPP14 fatcat:h5gjy2uupnakffip3e7pkbpqni