Automatic Identification of motion verbs in WordNet and FrameNet

Parvin Sadat Feizabadi, Sebastian Padó; Proceedings of KONVENS 2012 (Main track: oral presentations), pp. 70-79, September 2012.


This paper discusses the automatic identification of motion verbs in the context of “locations inference”, that is, the recovery of unrealized location roles from discourse context, a special case of missing argument recovery. We first report on a small cor- pus study on verb classes for which loca- tion roles are particularly relevant. This includes motion, orientation and position verbs. Then, we discuss the automatic recognition of these verbs on the basis of WordNet and FrameNet. For FrameNet, we obtain results up to 67% F-Score.

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