The Automatic recognition of verb patterns: a feasibility study

Oliver Mason, Susan Hunston

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Patterns describe the syntactic behaviour of lexical items by specifying their local environment. This paper reports on a pilot study to automatically recognise those patterns in text. This study has been successful in producing a system that identifies patterns using only limited linguistic knowledge. It also has raised several issues which will have to be dealt with in future work.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-270
Number of pages18
JournalInternational Journal of Corpus Linguistics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004


  • pattern grammar
  • syntax
  • pattern recognition
  • parsing


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