SenSem Lexicons

Item Name: SenSem Lexicons
Author(s): Ana Fernández, Gloria Vázquez
LDC Catalog No.: LDC2015L01
ISBN: 1-58563-713-0
ISLRN: 524-236-409-783-6
Release Date: May 15, 2015
Member Year(s): 2015
DCMI Type(s): Text
Data Source(s): fiction, newswire
Application(s): language teaching, syntactic parsing
Language(s): Catalan, Spanish
Language ID(s): cat, spa
License(s): Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 (NFP, Non-Member) LDC For-Profit Membership Agreement
Online Documentation: LDC2015L01 Documents
Licensing Instructions: Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members
Citation: Fernández, Ana, and Gloria Vázquez. SenSem Lexicons LDC2015L01. Web Download. Philadelphia: Linguistic Data Consortium, 2015.
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SenSem (Sentence Semantics) Lexicons was developed by GRIAL, the Linguistic Applications Inter-University Research Group that includes the following Spanish institutions: the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, the Universitat de Barcelona, the Universitat de Lleida and the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. It contains feature descriptions for approximately 1,300 Spanish verbs and 1,300 Catalan verbs in the SenSem Databank (LDC2015T02). GRIAL's work focuses on resources for applied linguistics, including lexicography, translation and natural language processing.


The verb features for each language consist of two groups: those codified manually, including definition, WordNet synset, Aktionsart, arguments and semantic functions; and those extracted automatically from the SenSem Databank. Among the latter are verb frequency, semantic construction, syntactic categories and constituent order. The verbs analyzed correspond to the 250 most frequent verbs in Spanish and 320 lemmas in Catalan. Further information about the SenSem project can be obtained from the GRIAL website at

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