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Identification of Croatian Light Verb Constructions with NooJ


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Šojat, Krešimir and Kocijan, Kristina and Bekavac, Božo. (2018). Identification of Croatian Light Verb Constructions with NooJ. In: Formalizing Natural Languages with NooJ and Its Natural Language Processing Applications. Communications in Computer and Information Science (811). Springer, Cham, pp. 96-107. ISBN 978-3-319-73419-4

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This paper deals with the identification of verbal multiword expressions in Croatian using NooJ. We focus on light verb constructions, i.e. constructions consisting of a light verb and a nominal part (e.g. donijeti odluku ‘to make a decision’ or ‘to reach a decision’). The nominal part in light verb constructions (LVCs) can be either a noun phrase (e.g. dati udarac ‘to give a blow’) or a prepositional phrase (staviti na raspolaganje ‘to put at disposal’). Light verbs are entirely or partially deprived of their lexical meaning and the meaning of the whole construction is conveyed by their complimentary NPs or PPs. All elements in these constructions act as a single unit at some level of linguistic analysis, particularly at the level of semantics and, more recently, of syntax.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Verbal multiword expressions, Light verb constructions, Syntactic grammar, Croatian, NooJ
Subjects: Information sciences
Departments: Department of Linguistics
Department of Information Science
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2018 08:09
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2018 08:09

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