Incorporating Coercive Constructions into a Verb Lexicon

  title={Incorporating Coercive Constructions into a Verb Lexicon},
  author={Claire Bonial and Susan Windisch Brown and Jena D. Hwang and Christopher Parisien and Martha Palmer and Suzanne Stevenson},
We take the first steps towards augmenting a lexical resource, VerbNet, with probabilistic information about coercive constructions. We focus on CAUSEDMOTION as an example construction occurring with verbs for which it is a typical usage or for which it must be interpreted as extending the event semantics through coercion, which occurs productively and adds substantially to the relational semantics of a verb. However, through annotation we find that VerbNet fails to accurately capture all… CONTINUE READING

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