MASC: The manually annotated Sub-Corpus of American English

Nancy Ide, Collin Baker, Christiane Fellbaum, Charles Fillmore, Rebecca Passonneau

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Abstract

To answer the critical need for sharable, reusable annotated resources with rich linguistic annotations, we are developing a Manually Annotated Sub-Corpus (MASC) including texts from diverse genres and manual annotations or manually-validated annotations for multiple levels, including WordNet senses and FrameNet frames and frame elements, both of which have become significant resources in the international computational linguistics community. To derive maximal benefit from the semantic information provided by these resources, the MASC will also include manually-validated shallow parses and named entities, which will enable linking WordNet senses and FrameNet frames within the same sentences into more complex semantic structures and, because named entities will often be the role fillers of FrameNet frames, enrich the semantic and pragmatic information derivable from the sub-corpus. All MASC annotations will be published with detailed inter-annotator agreement measures. The MASC and its annotations will be freely downloadable from the ANC website, thus providing maximum accessibility for researchers from around the globe.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2008
PublisherEuropean Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Pages2455-2460
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)2951740840, 9782951740846
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008
Event6th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2008 - Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: May 28 2008May 30 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 6th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2008

Other

Other6th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2008
CountryMorocco
CityMarrakech
Period5/28/085/30/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Education

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    Ide, N., Baker, C., Fellbaum, C., Fillmore, C., & Passonneau, R. (2008). MASC: The manually annotated Sub-Corpus of American English. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2008 (pp. 2455-2460). (Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2008). European Language Resources Association (ELRA).