[Corpora-List] Light verb constructions annotations available

Tan Yee Fan tanyeefa at comp.nus.edu.sg
Mon Jun 26 11:46:01 CEST 2006

Dear all,

I am pleased to announce the availability of a small corpus of human
annotations for sentences containing possible light verb constructions
(LVCs; also known as support verb constructions) in English. An LVC
is a verb-complement pair in which the verb has little lexical meaning
(is "light") and much of the semantic content of the construction is
obtained from the complement.

This corpus consists of 741 sentences with a particular verb-object
pair highlighted. Each verb-object pair was judged by three annotators
for the pair's likelihood of being a light verb.

The corpus is free for use for any purpose, and can be found (along
with an on-line demonstration and corresponding publication) at:


Yee Fan Tan
Department of Computer Science
National University of Singapore

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