[BioNLP] complete list of closed-class words in English
philgooch at gmail.com
Wed Nov 23 15:30:40 EST 2011
Don't know if it's any use but I've got a little GATE plugin that
classifies most English pronouns according to case, number, class, person,
gender. Feel free to harvest the classifications from the source code at
I'm sure one of the rule-based POS taggers will have all the determiners,
conjunctions and prepositions listed in a lexicon. E.g.
Probably there's a number of wikipedia entries for these too.
On Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 7:29 PM, Bob Futrelle <bob.futrelle at gmail.com>wrote:
> There really aren't that many closed-class words. Very few new ones are
> added each decade.
> So I don't think it's that big a task for you.
> If you want to gather more wisdom,beyond closed-class words, from Quirk,
> et al,
> you should think about crowd-sourcing the effort.
> Huddleston and Pullum have a similar monster book, 1842 pages, so that
> should be mined.
> If you set up good crowd source tasks (dividing up by topics/sections
> and/or pages),
> I'm sure you could get a number of volunteers from the 700 people
> currently on the BioNLP.org mailing list.
> I'm sure others will have suggestions.
> - Bob Futrelle
> On Wed, Nov 23, 2011 at 2:11 PM, Siddhartha Jonnalagadda <
> jonnalagadda.siddhartha at mayo.edu> wrote:
>> **Apologies for cross-posting. I asked in corpora-list, but they didn't
>> have an answer**
>> I'm looking for an authentic and comprehensive list which is more like an
>> ontology, if you will. I would prefer a structured representation than just
>> a laundry list. For example, Determiners --> Articles --> Definite Articles
>> --> "the". I'm more of an applied NLP researcher. Sticking to some standard
>> version might work for people like me, even if it is slightly
>> I would return the favor by releasing a Java source preloaded with this
>> information. If nothing works, I will have to go through some books like
>> Quirk et al. and compile one.
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