Putting Semantics into WordNet's "Morphosemantic" Links

Reference: C. Fellbaum, A. Osherson, P. Clark. Putting Semantics into WordNet's "Morphosemantic" Links In: Proc 3rd Language & Technology Conference (LTC'07), Poznan, Poland, 2007.


To add to WordNet's contents, and specifically to aid automatic reasoning with WordNet, we classify and label the current relations among derivationally and semantically related noun-verb pairs. Manual inspection of thousands of pairs shows that the form-meaning mappings of affixes are not in a one-to-one relation and far less regularity than expected. We determine a set of semantic relations found across a number of morphologically defined noun-verb pair classes.