SimVerb-3500: A Large-Scale Evaluation Set of Verb Similarity

@inproceedings{Gerz2016SimVerb3500AL,
  title={SimVerb-3500: A Large-Scale Evaluation Set of Verb Similarity},
  author={Daniela Gerz and Ivan Vulic and Felix Hill and Roi Reichart and Anna Korhonen},
  booktitle={EMNLP},
  year={2016}
}
Verbs play a critical role in the meaning of sentences, but these ubiquitous words have received little attention in recent distributional semantics research. We introduce SimVerb-3500, an evaluation resource that provides human ratings for the similarity of 3,500 verb pairs. SimVerb-3500 covers all normed verb types from the USF free-association database, providing at least three examples for every VerbNet class. This broad coverage facilitates detailed analyses of how syntactic and semantic… CONTINUE READING
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