Analysis of Verbal Collocations with Lexical Functions

  • Alexander Gelbukh
  • Olga Kolesnikova
Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 414)


Verbal collocations comprise a vast group of any natural language lexis. It is important for linguistic computer applications to be capable to analyze these word combinations correctly. Indeed, the verb is the nucleus of utterance, it is the organizer of the text structure, and moreover, it is what makes a set of heterogeneous words become a message otherwise lacking its communicative force.

To analyze verbal collocations means to understand their meaning. Since collocational meaning can be so neatly and finely represented by lexical functions as we showed in Chapters 1 and 2, the task of analyzing collocations semantically can be viewed as the task of assigning a verbal collocation the lexical function which best conveys its meaning and reflects its structure.


Word Sense Bayesian Classifier Word Sense Disambiguation Semantic Actant Rule Base Classifier 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CIC - Centro de Investigación en ComputaciónIPN - Instituto Politécnico NacionalCol. Nueva Industrial VallejoMexico

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