This is a moderately broad coverage English lexicon (with about 38,000
lemmas) developed at New York University under LDC sponsorship. It
contains detailed information about the syntactic characteristics of
each lexical item and is particularly detailed in its treatment of
subcategorization (complement structures).
In the current dictionary, nouns have nine possible features and nine
possible complements; adjectives have seven features and 14 complements;
verbs have five features and 92 complements. The entries for 750
frequent verbs contain 100 tags each, where a tag includes: a pointer
to an instance of that verb in a corpus and the subcategorization
appropriate for that instance.
Some references for the syntax and semantics work:
Ralph Grishman, Catherine Macleod and Adam Meyers. Comlex syntax:
Building a computational lexicon. Proc. 15th Int'l Conf. Computational
Linguistics (COLING 94), Kyoto, Japan, August 1994.
Macleod, Catherine, Adam Meyers and Ralph Grishman.
The Influence of Tagging on the Classification of Lexical Complements.
Proc. 16th Int'l Conf. Computational Linguistics (COLING 96),
Copenhagen, Denmark, August 1996.
Here is a sample page
from the lexicon.
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