Urdu Conjunct Predicates (N+V) Inventory from Urdu Universal Dependency Corpus

Authors

  • Farhat Abdullah University of Central Punjab, Lahore
  • Tafseer Ahmed Muhammad Ali Jinnah University, Karachi
  • Uzma Anjum Air University, Islamabad

Keywords:

conjunct predicate, inventory, semantic role, syntactic context, Urdu corpus, Urdu nouns, universal dependency

Abstract

This research study aims to develop a semantic inventory of Urdu nouns which may serve as a useful resource for developing natural language processing tools. It is an effort towards improving the severely under-resourced status of Urdu. Conjunct predicate is a type of complex predicate where a noun is followed by a light verb and both work as a single syntactic constituent. Conjunct predicate N+V collocation is extracted from universal dependency annotated Urdu corpus i.e., URDU_UD_UTB (Bhat et al., 2017). Resultant data provided adequate information to categorize the pattern of nouns compatible with light verbs in their all-possible morphological forms. This research yields a sizeable repository of Urdu conjunct predicate along with figuring out a range of case markers licensed by N+V collocation as a constituent which does further implication on the volitionality. Resultant mined data can be used in some future research work to train the data in some cross-linguistic computational programs.

Author Biographies

Farhat Abdullah, University of Central Punjab, Lahore

Lecturer, University of Central Punjab, Lahore

Tafseer Ahmed, Muhammad Ali Jinnah University, Karachi

Associate Professor, Muhammad Ali Jinnah University, Karachi

Uzma Anjum, Air University, Islamabad

Assistant Professor, Air University, Islamabad

Published

2021-06-27 — Updated on 2021-09-23

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How to Cite

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Abdullah F, Ahmed T, Anjum U. Urdu Conjunct Predicates (N+V) Inventory from Urdu Universal Dependency Corpus. Corporum [Internet]. 2021Sep.23 [cited 2021Dec.7];4(1):15-29. Available from: http://journals.au.edu.pk/ojscrc/index.php/crc/article/view/129