An enrichment of verb entries in WordNet that
includes more specific syntactic information
and verb class membership. It draws heavily on
Levin Classes and the English Tree-Adjoining Grammar;
(see also SIGLEX, and EAGLES, now ISLE)
(VerbNet also forms the basis of
Action Representations which were used for natural
language interaction with virtual humans, work
that was done at Penn.)
Chinese Corpus Annotation
This project began with the annotation of 100K words
of Xinhua newswire with syntactic structure, and now
encompasses a 2M word Chinese Treebank (primarily
Xinhua newsire, the Sinorama news magazine, Broadcast News, Talk shows and Web Text), as well as
PropBank annotation, pronoun coreference annotation, word sense
tags, and discourse connective annotation for the same data.
A parallel 350K English corpus has also being annotated. Funding
has been primarily from the ACE program, Darpa TIDES, GALE and BOLT and NSF.
This project has moved to Brandeis, under the direction of Nianwen Xue.