Korean Propbank

Item Name: Korean Propbank
Authors: Martha Palmer, Shijong Ryu, Jinyoung Choi, Sinwon Yoon, and Yeongmi Jeon
LDC Catalog No.: LDC2006T03
ISBN: 1-58563-374-7
Release Date: Mar 24, 2006
Data Type: text
Data Source(s): newswire
Application(s): discourse analysis, information extraction, language identification, language modeling, language teaching, natural language processing, parsing
Language(s): Korean
Language ID(s): kor
Distribution: Web Download
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Citation: Martha Palmer, et al.
Korean Propbank
Linguistic Data Consortium, Philadelphia


Korean Propbank Annotations is a semantic annotation of the Korean English Treebank Annotations and Korean Treebank Version 2.0. Each verb and adjective occurring in the Treebank has been treated as a semantic predicate and the surrounding text has been annotated for arguments and adjuncts of the predicate. The verbs and adjectives have also been tagged with coarse grained senses. This work was done in the Computer and Information Sciences Department at the University of Pennsylvania. The XML format and KSC 5,601 character set encoding are used in the frames file.


There are two basic components to Korean Propbank:

  • The Verb Lexicon. A frames file, consisting of one or more frame sets, has been created for each predicate occurring in the Treebank. These files serve as a reference for the annotators and for users of the data. 2,749 such files have been created, totaling about ~10 MB of uncompressed data.
  • The Annotation. There are two annotation files. The virginia-verbs.pb file has 9,588 annotated predicate tokens. These predicate tokens include all those occurring in over 54,000 words of the Korean English Treebank Annotations, totaling ~791 KB of uncompressed data. The newswire-verbs.pb file has 23,707 annotated predicate tokens. These predicate tokens include all those occurring in over 131,000 words of the Korean Treebank Version 2.0, totaling ~2,054 KB of uncompressed data.


This image displays an example of the data in this corpus.

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