Chinese-English Semantic Resource Construction

We describe an approach to large-scale construction of a semantic lexicon for Chinese verbs. We leverage off of three existing resources? a classification of English verbs called EVCA (English Verbs Classes and Alternations) (Levin, 1993), a Chinese conceptual database called HowNet (Zhendong, 1988c; Zhendong, 1988b; Zhendong, 1988a) (http://www .how-net.com), and a large machine-readable dic-tionary called Optilex. The resulting lexicon is used for determining appropriate word senses in applications such as machine translation and cross-language information retrieval
Published in 2000