Towards linking synonymous expressions of compound verbs to Japanese WordNet

Kyoko Kanzaki, Hitoshi Isahara


Abstract
This paper describes our project on Japanese compound verbs. Japanese “Verb (adnominal form) + Verb” compounds, which are treated as single verbs, frequently appear in daily communication. They are not sufficiently registered in Japanese dictionaries or thesauri. We are now compiling a list of the synonymous expressions of compound verbs in “compound verb lexicon” built by the National Institute of Japanese Language and Linguistics. We extracted synonymous words and phrases of compound verbs from five hundred million Japanese web corpora. As a result, synonymous expressions of 1800 compound verbs were obtained automatically among 2700 in the “compound verb lexicon”. From our data, we observed that some compound verbs represent not only motion but also additional nuances such as an emotional one. In order to reflect the abundant meanings that compound verbs own, we will try to think of a link of synonymous expressions to Japanese wordnet. Concretely, in the case of synonymous phrases, we try to link adverbial expressions which are a part of phrases to the adverbial synset in Japanese wordnet.
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2019.gwc-1.23
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Proceedings of the 10th Global Wordnet Conference
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July
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2019
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Wroclaw, Poland
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Kyoko Kanzaki and Hitoshi Isahara. 2019. Towards linking synonymous expressions of compound verbs to Japanese WordNet. In Proceedings of the 10th Global Wordnet Conference, pages 185–190, Wroclaw, Poland. Global Wordnet Association.
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