Criteria for the manual grouping of verb senses

Cecily Jill Duffield, Jena D. Hwang, Susan Windisch Brown, Dmitriy Dligach, Sarah E.vieweg, Jenny Davis, Martha Palmer

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperpeer-review


In this paper, we argue that clustering WordNet senses into more coarse-grained groupings results in higher inter-annotator agreement and increased system performance. Clustering of verb senses involves examining syntactic and semantic features of verbs and arguments on a caseby- case basis rather than applying a strict methodology. Determining appropriate criteria for clustering is based primarily on the needs of annotators.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
EventLinguistic Annotation Workshop, LAW 2007 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: Jun 28 2007Jun 29 2007


OtherLinguistic Annotation Workshop, LAW 2007
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language


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