Using Morphosemantic Information in Construction of a Pilot Lexical Semantic Resource for Turkish

Gözde Gül İşgüder, Eşref Adalı
2014 Proceedings of Workshop on Lexical and Grammatical Resources for Language Processing  
Morphological units carry vast amount of semantic information for languages with rich inflectional and derivational morphology. In this paper we show how morphosemantic information available for morphologically rich languages can be used to reduce manual effort in creating semantic resources like PropBank and VerbNet; to increase performance of word sense disambiguation, semantic role labeling and related tasks. We test the consistency of these features in a pilot study for Turkish and show
more » ... ; 1) Case markers are related with semantic roles and 2) Morphemes that change the valency of the verb follow a predictable pattern. Ex. 1 [Jess] Buyer-Agent-Arg0 bought [a coat] Goods-Theme-Arg1 from [Abby] Seller-Source-Arg2 1 Syntax: Agent V Theme {From} Source This work is licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Page numbers and proceedings footer are added by the organizers. License details: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ 1 In PropBank Arg0 is used for actor, agent, experiencer or cause of the event; Arg1 represents the patient, if the argument is affected by the action, and theme, if the argument is not structurally changed.
doi:10.3115/v1/w14-5807 dblp:conf/coling/IsguderA14 fatcat:b2v3mnbn5zdl7ld5wvoqt26ngu