[Corpora-List] Question: getting agentive noun from verb automatically

Francis Bond bond at ieee.org
Fri Jul 6 03:50:08 CEST 2018


Wordnet has these as derivational links between senses:

http://compling.hss.ntu.edu.sg/omw/cgi-bin/wn-gridx.cgi?usrname=&gridmode=grid&synset=09885145-n&lang=eng&lang2=eng http://compling.hss.ntu.edu.sg/omw/cgi-bin/wn-gridx.cgi?usrname=&gridmode=grid&synset=02207206-v&lang=eng

They are not typed directly as agentitive nouns, but if you looked at links between nouns and verbs where nouns ended in ([eo]r|ist) you would get a fair few.

The python interface in nltk can get you these:


>>> from nltk.corpus import wordnet as wn
>>> wn.lemmas('buyer')[0].derivationally_related_forms()
[Lemma('buy.v.01.buy')] [Lemma('buy.v.01.buy')]
>>> wn.lemmas('buy')[0].derivationally_related_forms()
[Lemma('buy.v.01.buy'), Lemma('buy.v.03.buy')]
>>>

On Fri, Jul 6, 2018 at 2:36 AM, Orest Xherija <orest.xherija at uchicago.edu> wrote:
> Hello all,
>
> I am trying to get in some automated fashion the agentive noun of a given
> verb. For instance
>
> buy -> buyer
> sell -> seller
> invest -> investor
>
> and so on. I was wondering whether there is some resource that contains a
> mapping of verbs to their agentive nouns. I have looked around a bit in
> traditional resources like WordNet, VerbNet etc. but have not had any luck
> yet.
>
> All suggestions are immensely appreciated.
>
> --
> Orest Xherija
>
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-- Francis Bond <http://www3.ntu.edu.sg/home/fcbond/> Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies Nanyang Technological University



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