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Light Verb Constructions

A light verb construction is a verb-complement pair in which the verb has little lexical meaning (is "light"), and much of its semantic content is obtained from the complement.


The following contain the annotations that are used in our experiments on light verb constructions. The annotations is free for use for any purpose.


  1. Yee Fan Tan, Min-Yen Kan, and Hang Cui (2006). Extending corpus-based identification of light verb constructions using a supervised learning framework. In Proceedings of the EACL 2006 Workshop on Multi-word-expressions in a multilingual context (MWEmc), pages 49-56, Trento, Italy, April 2006. [PDF]