Linguistics and Literature Studies Vol. 5(1), pp. 1 - 22
DOI: 10.13189/lls.2017.050101
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Development and Analysis of Verb Frame Lexicon for Hindi

Rafiya Begum *, Dipti Misra Sharma
Language Technology and Research Center, India


A verb frame (VF) captures various syntactic distributions where a verb can be expected to occur in a language. The argument structure of Hindi verbs (for various senses) is captured in the verb frames (VFs). The Hindi verbs were also classified based on their argument structure. The main objective of this work is to create a linguistic resource of Hindi verb frames which would: (i)Help the annotators in the annotation of the dependency relations for various verbs; (ii)Prove to be useful in parsing and for other Natural Language Processing (NLP) applications; (iii)Be helpful for scholars interested in the linguistic study of the Hindi verbs. In this study of Hindi verbs, the verb argument relations are captured using the dependency relations from Paninian Grammatical Framework (PGF). Analysis of Hindi verbs is the focus of this study since it gives us a good understanding of syntactic and semantic behaviour of verbs which is required for dependency annotation and for parsing. [1]. The preliminary work on this study was published as "Developing Verb Frames for Hindi" [1] in Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC), 2008.

Hindi Verbs, Verb Frames, Linguistic Resources, Paninian Grammatical Framework, karaka Relations, Verb Classification

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[1] Rafiya Begum , Dipti Misra Sharma , "Development and Analysis of Verb Frame Lexicon for Hindi," Linguistics and Literature Studies, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 1 - 22, 2017. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2017.050101.

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Rafiya Begum , Dipti Misra Sharma (2017). Development and Analysis of Verb Frame Lexicon for Hindi. Linguistics and Literature Studies, 5(1), 1 - 22. DOI: 10.13189/lls.2017.050101.