Jane Bradbury


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SemEval-2015 Task 15: A CPA dictionary-entry-building task
Vít Baisa | Jane Bradbury | Silvie Cinková | Ismaïl El Maarouf | Adam Kilgarriff | Octavian Popescu
Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Semantic Evaluation (SemEval 2015)


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Disambiguating Verbs by Collocation: Corpus Lexicography meets Natural Language Processing
Ismail El Maarouf | Jane Bradbury | Vít Baisa | Patrick Hanks
Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'14)

This paper reports the results of Natural Language Processing (NLP) experiments in semantic parsing, based on a new semantic resource, the Pattern Dictionary of English Verbs (PDEV) (Hanks, 2013). This work is set in the DVC (Disambiguating Verbs by Collocation) project , a project in Corpus Lexicography aimed at expanding PDEV to a large scale. This project springs from a long-term collaboration of lexicographers with computer scientists which has given rise to the design and maintenance of specific, adapted, and user-friendly editing and exploration tools. Particular attention is drawn on the use of NLP deep semantic methods to help in data processing. Possible contributions of NLP include pattern disambiguation, the focus of this article. The present article explains how PDEV differs from other lexical resources and describes its structure in detail. It also presents new classification experiments on a subset of 25 verbs. The SVM model obtained a micro-average F1 score of 0.81.


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An empirical classification of verbs based on Semantic Types: the case of the ‘poison’ verbs.
Jane Bradbury | Ismail El Maarouf
Proceedings of the Joint Symposium on Semantic Processing. Textual Inference and Structures in Corpora