A Cognitive Model for the Representation and Acquisition of Verb Selectional Preferences

@inproceedings{Alishahi2007ACM,
  title={A Cognitive Model for the Representation and Acquisition of Verb Selectional Preferences},
  author={Afra Alishahi and Suzanne Stevenson},
  year={2007}
}
We present a cognitive model of inducing verb selectional preferences from individual verb usages. The selectional preferences for each verb argument are represented as a probability distribution over the set of semantic properties that the argument can possess—asemantic profile . The semantic profiles yield verb-specific conceptualizations of the arguments associated with a syntactic position. The proposed model can learn appropriate verb profiles from a small set of noisy training data, and… CONTINUE READING

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