COMLEX syntax a large syntactic dictionary for natural language processing

Catherine Macleod, Ralph Grishman, Adam Meyers

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This article is a detailed account of COMLEX Syntax, an on-line syntactic dictionary of English, developed by the Proteus Project at New York University under the auspices of the Linguistics Data Consortium. This lexicon was intended to be used for a variety of tasks in natural language processing by computer and as such has very detailed classes with a large number of syntactic features and complements for the major parts of speech and is, as far as possible, theory neutral. The dictionary was entered by hand %vith reference to hard copy dictionaries, an on-line concordance and native speakers' intuition. Thus it is without prior encumbrances and can be used for both pure research and commercial purposes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)459-481
Number of pages23
JournalComputers and the Humanities
Volume31
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1998

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COMLEX syntax a large syntactic dictionary for natural language processing. / Macleod, Catherine; Grishman, Ralph; Meyers, Adam.

In: Computers and the Humanities, Vol. 31, No. 6, 1998, p. 459-481.

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Macleod, Catherine ; Grishman, Ralph ; Meyers, Adam. / COMLEX syntax a large syntactic dictionary for natural language processing. In: Computers and the Humanities. 1998 ; Vol. 31, No. 6. pp. 459-481.
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