Qingxia Guo


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A Database for Modal Semantic Typology
Qingxia Guo | Nathaniel Imel | Shane Steinert-Threlkeld
Proceedings of the 4th Workshop on Research in Computational Linguistic Typology and Multilingual NLP

This paper introduces a database for crosslinguistic modal semantics. The purpose of this database is to (1) enable ongoing consolidation of modal semantic typological knowledge into a repository according to uniform data standards and to (2) provide data for investigations in crosslinguistic modal semantic theory and experiments explaining such theories. We describe the kind of semantic variation that the database aims to record, the format of the data, and a current snapshot of the database, emphasizing access and contribution to the database in light of the goals above. We release the database at https://clmbr.shane.st/modal-typology.