Section: New Results
Exploitation of the LVF (Lexicon of French Verbs)
Bruno Guillaume, Karën Fort, Guy Perrier and Paul Bédaride have worked on the LVF  ("Lexique des Verbes du Français", Lexicon of French Verbs). This large lexicon was build by two French linguists, Jean Dubois and Françoise Dubois-Charlier and contains detailed linguistic information about 12.308 lemmas of French verbs. The work presented in  describes experiments aiming at mapping the LVF to DICOVALENCE  . The two resources (LVF and DICOVALENCE) were built by linguists, based on very different theories, which makes a direct mapping nearly impossible. In the current work, we focus on the linguistic examples given in LVF. These examples are not sentences that can be parsed directly; the first part of the work was to express examples as real natural language sentence. It is then possible to use FRILEX, a Natural Language Processing lexicon based on DICOVALENCE to parse corrected examples given with LVF entries. This results in an automatic partial mapping of LVF entries against DICOVALENCE entries.