Chinese Proposition Bank 2.0

Item Name: Chinese Proposition Bank 2.0
Authors: Nianwen Xue, Martha Palmer, Meiyu Chang, Zixin Jiang
LDC Catalog No.: LDC2008T07
ISBN: 1-58563-451-4
Release Date: May 19, 2008
Data Type: text
Data Source(s): newswire
Application(s): information extraction, linguistic analysis, machine translation, parsing
Language(s): Mandarin Chinese
Language ID(s): cmn
Distribution: Web Download
Member fee: $0 for 2008 members
Non-member Fee: US $850.00
Reduced-License Fee: US $425.00
Extra-Copy Fee: N/A
Non-member License: yes
Online documentation: yes
Licensing Instructions: Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members
Citation: Nianwen Xue, et al.
Chinese Proposition Bank 2.0
Linguistic Data Consortium, Philadelphia

Chinese Proposition Bank 2.0 is a continuation of the Chinese Propostion Bank project, which aims to create a corpus of Chinese text annotated with information about basic semantic propositions. Chinese Propostion Bank 1.0 consists of predicate-argument annotation on 250,000 words from Chinese Treebank 5.0. Chinese Proposition Bank 2.0 adds predicate-argument annotation on 500,000 words from Chinese Treebank 6.0. The data sources include newswire from Xinhua News Agency, articles from Sinorama Magazine, news from the website of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and transcripts from various Chinese broadcast news programs.


This release contains the predicate-argument annotation of 81,009 verb instances (11,171 unique verbs) and 14,525 noun instances (1,421 unique nouns). The annotation of nouns is limited to nominalizations that have a corresponding verb. The general annotation guidelines and the lexical guidelines (called frame files) for each verbal and nominal predicate are included in this release.

Total propositions for verbs: 81,009
Total propositions for nouns: 14,525
Total verbs framed: 11,171
Total framesets: 11,776
Verbs with multiple framesets: 474
Average framesets per verb: 1.05
Total nouns framed: 1,421
Total noun framesets: 1,528
Nouns with multiple framesets: 48
Average framesets per noun: 1.08


For an example of the data in this corpus, please examine this sample image(jpeg) of a parse tree.

Content Copyright

Portions 2000-2001 China Broadcasting System, 2000-2001 China Central TV, 2000-2001 China National Radio, 2000-2001 China Television System, 1997 The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, 1996-2001 Sinorama Magazine, 1994-1998 Xinhua News Agency, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008 Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania