Marco Pennacchiotti

Research Scientist
Yahoo! Labs
701 First Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
e-mail: pennacchiotti_AT_coli.uni-sb.de phone: +49 681 302 70029 fax: +49 681 302 43 51






In our paper COLING 2008 paper ''Semantic role assignment for event nominalisations by leveraging verbal data.'', we have shown that it is possible to use verbal SRL training data to label the semantic roles of corresponding event nominalizations.

The file that is downloadable from here specifies the dataset that we have used for our evaluation. It is a five-column, tab-separated text file:

  • Column 1: nominalisation (e.g., announcement)
  • Column 2: verb (e.g., announce)
  • Column 3: frame (e.g. Statement)
  • Column 4: FrameNet Lexical Unit filename for noun
  • Column 5: FrameNet Lexical Unit filename for verb

Each line in this file thus specifies one frame-disambiguated verb-noun pair for which we used the verbal data to predict the nominal data and for which our preprocessing with the Collins parser yielded at least one verbal and one nominal instance. This dataset is composed of 238 unique nouns, 235 unique verbs, and 117 unique frames. We used FrameNet release 1.3.

Legolas 2004, 2008