Enriching Wordnets with New Relations and with Event and Argument Structures

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Abstract

This paper argues that wordnets, being concept-based computational lexica, should include information on event and argument structures. This general approach is relevant both for allowing computational grammars to cope with a number of different lexical semantics phenomena, as well as for enabling inference applications to obtain finer-grained results. We also propose new relations in order to adequately model non explicit information and cross-part-of-speech relations.

The research reported in this paper has been partially supported by Instituto Camões, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, and Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia through the WordNet.PT, UniNet.PT, and COMPGRAM projects.