17.3613, FYI: Dicovalence: a Valency Dictionary of French Verbs

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Subject: 17.3613, FYI: Dicovalence: a Valency Dictionary of French Verbs

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Date: 05-Dec-2006
From: Piet Mertens < Piet.Mertens at arts.kuleuven.be >
Subject: Dicovalence: a Valency Dictionary of French Verbs 

	
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Date: Wed, 06 Dec 2006 13:53:01
From: Piet Mertens < Piet.Mertens at arts.kuleuven.be >
Subject: Dicovalence: a Valency Dictionary of French Verbs 
 


Dicovalence : a valency dictionary of French verbs.

This syntactic lexicon lists the valency frame(s) of full verbs
in French. A valency frame is the set of subcategorized terms (complements
and subject), indicating their syntactic function and some of their properties.
Since many infinitives have several distinct valency frames,
the lexicon contains over 8300 entries for 3727 infinitives. 
Entries also include information on syntactic features of valency terms,
possible realizations (pronominal, nominal, verbal), optionality, passives,
as well as links to other entries presenting certain term mappings 
for an identical infinitive.

The particularity of Dicovalence is that valency information is
described within the syntactic framework of the Pronominal Approach
(developed since Van den Eynde & Blanche-Benveniste, 1978).
- Each valency slot (called a ''paradigm'') is characterized by the set of 
  accepted pronouns, which subsume the possible lexicalizations of that slot.
- The delimitation of a valency frame (called a ''formulation'') relies
  not only on the composition of the pronominal paradigms
  (number, nature, optionality), but also on associated constructions, 
  such as passives.

The syntactic lexicon was first developed at the University of Leuven 
(Belgium) from 1986 to 1992 within the Proton research project, directed 
by Karel van den Eynde. A complete update was done in 2006 by Karel van 
den Eynde and Piet Mertens.

The resource is available as open software under the conditions of the 
LGPL-LR license.
A detailed user guide in French is available.

http://bach.arts.kuleuven.be/dicovalence 



Linguistic Field(s): Syntax





 




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