shared task on automatic identification of verbal MWEs - edition 1.0 (2017)
Textual annotation scope
In this annotation task, all occurrences of all syntactic types of VMWEs are to be annotated in the text.
We annotate, as integral parts of VMWEs, all lexicalized elements that can form a separate word. For instance, lexicalized particles are annotated at but case suffixes are not. Thus, in
Both continuous and discontinuous sequences of lexicalized components of VMWEs are annotated.
Reflexive pronouns, particles and prepositions need to be handled with special care, given their particular lexicalization status. Verb+pronoun and verb+particle combinations are annotated essentially if they are inherently reflexive verbs or verb-particle combinations. In this version of the guidelines, verb+preposition combinations like
The annotation considers only flat, tokenized sentences whose tokens will be tagged by annotators as part of a VMWE or not. We do not annotate their internal syntactic structure. We do annotate, however, VMWEs embedded in other VMWEs. For instance, the VMWE
Once identified in a text, VMWEs are also to be assigned to exactly one of the categories described in the following sections. In this version of the guidelines, we no longer admit hesitation between two different categories. Hesitation can, however, be expressed in a comment and a particular value of the annotator's confidence assigned to a particular VMWE occurrence.