A Lattice Based Algebraic Model for Verb Centered Constructions

  • Bálint SassEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11107)


In this paper we present a new, abstract, mathematical model for verb centered constructions (VCCs). After defining the concept of VCC we introduce proper VCCs which are roughly the ones to be included in dictionaries. First, we build a simple model for one VCC utilizing lattice theory, and then a more complex model for all the VCCs of a whole corpus combining representations of single VCCs in a certain way. We hope that this model will stimulate a new way of thinking about VCCs and will also be a solid foundation for developing new algorithms handling them.


Verb centered construction Proper VCC Double cube Corpus lattice 



This research was supported by the János Bolyai Research Scholarship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (case number: BO/00064/17/1; duration: 2017-2020).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Institute for LinguisticsHungarian Academy of SciencesBudapestHungary

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