Computational Latin Linguistics (McGillivray)

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  • A computational approach to Latin verbs: new resources and methods

Status: completed (defended in December 2010)


Barbara McGillivray Supervisors: Giovanna Marotta, Alessandro Lenci - Dipartimento di Linguistica, University of Pisa.


This thesis presents the application of computational methods to the study of Latin verbs. In particular, the author describes the creation of a sub-categorization lexicon extracted automatically from annotated corpora. Furthermore she presents a probabilistic model for the acquisition of selection preferences from annotated corpora and Latin WordNet. Finally, the author describes the results of a diachronic quantitative study on Latin spatial preverbs.