LINGUIST List 26.826

Mon Feb 09 2015

Qs: Annotation of semantics roles

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 03-Feb-2015
From: Hamza Meguehout <>
Subject: Annotation of semantics roles
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I work in the Arabic language, and I am developing a supervised method for the annotation of semantic roles (thematic roles). I am using Arabic VerbNet as a reference for the annotation (I am using the thematic classes and roles of VerbNet Arabic). However, this supervised method requires an annotated corpus.

My questions:

1. Do you think it's justified to use VerbNet for the annotation?
2. What is the solution for the corpus? An annotated corpus using Arabic VerbNet as a reference does not exist.

Thank you!

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics

Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard (arb)

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