Compositionality in Verb-Particle Constructions

  title={Compositionality in Verb-Particle Constructions},
  author={Archna Bhatia and Choh Man Teng and James F. Allen},
We are developing a broad-coverage deep semantic lexicon for a system that parses sentences into a logical form expressed in a rich ontology that supports reasoning. In this paper we look at verb-particle constructions (VPCs), and the extent to which they can be treated compositionally vs idiomatically. First we distinguish between the different types of… CONTINUE READING