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JCP 2009 Vol.4(8): 721-726 ISSN: 1796-203X
doi: 10.4304/jcp.4.8.721-726

Semi-automatic Generation of Subcategorization Frames for Spanish Verbs Using Ontologies and Verbs Functional Class

Rodolfo A. Pazos R., José A. Martínez F., Javier González B., María L. Morales-Rodríguez, Alberto Castro H.
Instituto Tecnológico de Cd. Madero/División de Estudios de Posgrado en Investigación, Cd. Madero, Mexico
Abstract—This work deals with the semi-automatic generation of subcategorization frames (SCFs) of Spanish verbs; specifically, given a set of verbs in Spanish and their respective sense, their SCFs are obtained. The acquisition of SCFs in Spanish has been approached in different works: in some the frames are generated manually, while in others they are obtained semi-automatically from a tagged corpus; unfortunately in this case, the results depend on the characteristics of the texts used. The method proposed in this document combines an ontology-based approach (through lexical relations of verbs) and linguistic knowledge (functional class of verbs). The relations among base verbs and other verbs were obtained from the Spanish WordNet ontology, which contains lexical relations among words. Also, the existing relation between the SCF and the functional class of verbs was used to generate the SCFs. In order to evaluate the method, the SCFs for 44 base verbs were generated manually, from which 239 SCFs were automatically generated and validated, yielding an accuracy of 89.38%.

Index Terms—Subcategorization Frames, Spanish verbs, Meaning-Text Theory, lexical relations.

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Cite: Rodolfo A. Pazos R., José A. Martínez F., Javier González B., María L. Morales-Rodríguez, Alberto Castro H., "Semi-automatic Generation of Subcategorization Frames for Spanish Verbs Using Ontologies and Verbs Functional Class," Journal of Computers vol. 4, no. 8, pp. 721-726, 2009.

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ISSN: 1796-203X
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Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Liansheng Tan
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