IRCS Technical Reports Series

Document Type

Technical Report

Date of this Version

April 1995


University of Pennsylvania Institute for Research in Cognitive Science Technical Report No. IRCS-95-11.


This paper presents a syntactic lexicon for English that was originally derived from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary and the Oxford Dictionary of Current Idiomatic English, and then modified and augmented by hand. There are more than 37,000 syntactic entries from all 8 parts of speech. An X-windows based tool is available for maintaining the lexicon and performing searches. C and Lisp hooks are also available so that the lexicon can be easily utilized by parsers and other programs.



Date Posted: 15 September 2006