For guidelines on how to use VerbNet and how VerbNet annotation choices are made, click here
For a complete listing of all recent changes made, including a class-by-class mapping from old thematic roles to new thematic roles, click here
For documentation on the previous VerbNet release click here
VerbNet background publications:
Kipper, Karin, Anna Korhonen, Neville Ryant and Martha Palmer. "Extending VerbNet with Novel Verb Classes." Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation -- LREC'06. May, 2006, Genoa, Italy: 2006. PDF
Kipper, Karin, Anna Korhonen, Neville Ryant, Martha Palmer. "A Large-scale Classification of English Verbs." Language Resources and Evaluation Journal,42(1). Springer Netherland: 2008. pp. 21-40. PDF
Korhonen, A. & Briscoe, T. 2004. Extended Lexical-Semantic Classification of English Verbs. In Proceedings of the HLT/NAACL Workshop on Computational Lexical Semantics. Boston, MA. PDF
Levin, B. 1993. English Verb Classes and Alternations: A Preliminary Investigation. University of Chicago Press, 1993.
Schuler, Karin Kipper. 2005. VerbNet: A Broad-Coverage, Comprehensive Verb Lexicon. University of Pennsylvania. PDF
Publications on Recent work:
Bonial, C., Brown, S.W., Corvey, W., Palmer, M., Petukhova, V., and Bunt, H. 2011a. An Exploratory Comparison of Thematic Roles in VerbNet and LIRICS. In Proceedings of the Sixth Joint ISO - ACL SIGSEM Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation (ISA-6), 39-44, Jan, 2011. PDF
Bonial, C., Corvey, W., Palmer, M., Petukhova, V., and Bunt, H. 2011b. A Hierarchical Unification of LIRICS and VerbNet Semantic Roles. In Proceedings of the ICSC Workshop on Semantic Annotation for Computational Linguistic Resources (SACL-ICSC 2011), Sep, 2011. PDF
Bonial, C.,Windisch Brown, S., Hwang, J. D., Parisien, C., Palmer, M., and Stevenson, S. 2011c. Incorporating coercive constructions into a verb lexicon. In ACL 2011 Workshop on Relational Models of Semantics held in conjunction with ACL-2011 , Portland, Oregon, June. PDF
Bonial, C., Feely, W., Hwang, J.D., and Palmer, M. 2012. Empirically Validating VerbNet Using SemLink. In Proceedings of the ICSC Workshop on Semantic Annotation for Computational Linguistic Resources (SACL-ICSC 2012), May, 2012. In press.
Palmer,Martha, Jena D. Hwang, Susan Windisch Brown, Karin Kipper Schuler and Arrick Lanfranchi. "Leveraging lexical resources for the detection of event relations." Proceedings of the AAAI. March 23-25 2009, Stanford, CA: Spring Symposium on Learning by Reading, 2009. PDF
Windisch Brown, S., Dligach, D and Palmer, M. VerbNet Class Assignment as a WSD Task. In IWSC 2011. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Computational Semantics, January 12 - 14, 2011, Oxford, UK. PDF
Publications on Related Work:
Palmer, M. 2009. Semlink: Linking PropBank, VerbNet and FrameNet. Proceedings of the Generative Lexicon Conference. Sept. 2009, Pisa, Italy: GenLex-09. PDF
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We gratefully acknowledge the support of the
National Science Foundation Grant NSF-IIS-1116782,
A Bayesian Approach to Dynamic Lexical Resources for Flexible Language Processing.Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations
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