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


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


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.


2021-06-27 — Updated on 2023-10-30


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Urdu Conjunct Predicates (N+V) Inventory from Urdu Universal Dependency Corpus. Corporum [Internet]. 2023Oct.30 [cited 2024Jul.13];4(1):15-29. Available from: https://journals.au.edu.pk/ojscrc/index.php/crc/article/view/129