Evaluating lexical resources using SENSEVAL 1
The aim of our paper is twofold: to introduce some general reflections on the task of lexical semantic annotation and the adequacy of existing lexical-semantic reference resources, while giving an overall description of the Italian lexical sample task for the SENSEVAL-2 experiment. We suggest how the SENSEVAL exercise (and comparison between the two editions of the experiment) can be employed to evaluate the lexical reference resources used for annotation. We conclude with a few general remarks on the gap between the lexicon, a partially decontextualised object, and the corpus, where context plays a significant role.(Received November 12 2001)
(Revised July 13 2002)
1 We would like to thank Adam Kilgarriff for all his help, two anonymous referees for their comments and also Paolo Allegrini and Roldano Cattoni for their assistance.