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    Adjective = A or J (notation) etc

    Hi everyone,

    Can someone tell me which notational format for representing lexical descriptions (abbreviations / tag-sets?) is the most universally accepted (does such a standard exist)?

    I have searched the internet to no avail except confusing myself further discovering a plethora of proposed solutions headed by acronyms such as CLAWS5/7, EAGLES, METL, etc., all with their own variations - some more detached than others e.g.
    Adjective = A, another declaring the notation J?
    Proper noun = nN, another NP?

    I am a complete novice in such matters, so any help/direction (correction in terminology) will be most appreciated!

    Thanks in advance!

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    Re: Adjective = A or J (notation) etc

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    I use Adj-- hence, no confusion.
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    Re: Adjective = A or J (notation) etc

    Penn Treebank and UCREL (LOB) use these ones below. (Note that, Brown Corpus uses the same tags, but lowercase.)

    JJ
    general adjective (turquoise, happy ... )

    JJB
    attributive adjective (inner, main, chief ... )

    JJR
    comparative adjective (older, better, stronger ... )

    JJT
    superlative adjective (utmost, youngest, best ... )

    JNP
    adjective with word initial capital (Arab, Catalan, Czech ... )


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    Re: Adjective = A or J (notation) etc

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    Penn Treebank and UCREL (LOB) use these ones below. (Note that, Brown Corpus uses the same tags, but lowercase.)
    JJ
    general adjective (turquoise, happy ... )
    JJB
    attributive adjective (inner, main, chief ... )
    JJR
    comparative adjective (older, better, stronger ... )
    JJT
    superlative adjective (utmost, youngest, best ... )
    JNP
    adjective with word initial capital (Arab, Catalan, Czech ... )
    All the best.
    Although I would stick only to two types of adjectives: attribute and predicate (after link verbs) I do believe Casi we need to distinguish between different types of adjectives because the word adjective is confusing. Most adjectives can occur in both positions but some like ill or asleep can occur only in either position or change their meaning when used in both positions. In addition present participles and past participles are used adjectivally. Finally as Voltaire said the adjective is the enemy of the noun.

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    Re: Adjective = A or J (notation) etc

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Jamshid Ibrahim View Post
    Although I would stick only to two types of adjectives: attribute and predicate (after link verbs) I do believe Casi we need to distinguish between different types of adjectives because the word adjective is confusing.
    Not "we". They.

    Unless, that is, you're into data-driven parsing algorithms? Learn more here: UCREL home page, Lancaster UK.

    All the best.

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