Morphological Tags

Contents

Each tag is followed by a short description and an example.

Part-of-speech tags

A
adjective (small)
ABBR
abbreviation (*ltd.)
ADV
adverb (soon)
CC
coordinating conjunction (and)
CS
subordinating conjunction (that)
DET
determiner (any)
INFMARK>
infinitive marker (to)
INTERJ
interjection (hooray)
N
noun (house)
NEG-PART
negative particle (not)
NUM
numeral (two)
PCP1
-ing form (writing)
PCP2
-ed/-en form (written)
PREP
preposition (in)
PRON
pronoun (this)
V
verb (write)

Features for abbreviations

<Title>
title (*dr)
GEN
genitive (*corp.'s)
NOM
nominative (vol.)
PL
plural (figs.)
SG
singular (ed.)
SG/PL
singular or plural (mm)

Features for adjectives

<Attr>
attributive (entire)
<DER:al>
derived adjective in -al (radical)
<DER:ble>
derived adjective in -ble (enjoyable)
<DER:ic>
derived adjective in -ic (economic)
<DER:ive>
derived adjective in -ive (instinctive)
<DER:less>
derived adjective in -less (timeless)
<DER:like>
derived adjective in -like (treelike)
<DER:ward>
derived adjective in -ward (homeward)
<DER:wise>
derived adjective in -wise (clockwise)
<Nominal>
likely NP head (*egyptian)
<Pred>
predicative (leery)
ABS
absolute form (good)
CMP
comparative form (better)
SUP
superlative form (best)

Features for adverbs

<**CLB>
clause boundary (why)
<DER:bly>
derived adverb in -bly (arguably)
<DER:ed>
derived adverb in -ed (decidedly)
<DER:ing>
derived adverb in -ing (disparagingly)
<DER:ly>
derived adverb in -ly (carefully)
<DER:ward>
derived adverb in -ward (westward)
<DER:wards>
derived adverb in -wards (backwards)
<DER:wise>
derived adverb in -wise (likewise)
ABS
absolute form (much)
CMP
comparative form (sooner)
SUP
superlative form (fastest)
WH
wh-adverb (when)
ADVL
adverb always used as an adverbial (in)

Features for determiners

<**CLB>
clause boundary (which)
<Def>
definite (the)
<Genord>
general ordinal (next)
<Indef>
indefinite (an)
<Quant>
quantifier (some)
ABS
absolute form (much)
ART
article (the)
CENTRAL
central determiner (this)
CMP
comparative form (more)
DEM
demonstrative determiner (that)
GEN
genitive (whose)
NEG
negative form (neither)
PL
plural (few)
POST
postdeterminer (much)
PRE
predeterminer (all)
SG
singular (much)
SG/PL
singular or plural (some)
SUP
superlative form (most)
WH
wh-determiner (whose)

Features for nouns

<DER:bility>
derived noun in -bility (visibility)
<DER:ble>
derived noun in -ble (eatables)
<DER:er>
derived noun in -er (leader)
<DER:ing>
derived noun in -ing (meetings)
<DER:ness>
derived noun in -ness (happiness)
<DER:or>
derived noun in -or (aggressor)
<DER:ship>
derived noun in -ship (leadership)
<NRare>
word only rarely used as a noun (primary)
<Proper>
proper (*jones)
<-Indef>
noun with no indefinite article (furniture)
<Title>
title (*professor)
GEN
genitive case (people's)
NOM
nominative case (table)
PL
plural (cars)
SG
singular (car)
SG/PL
singular or plural (means)

Features for numerals

<Fraction>
fraction (two-thirds)
<1900>
likely year number within range 1700-1999 (1823)
CARD
cardinal numeral (four)
ORD
ordinal numeral (third)
SG
singular (one-eighth)
PL
plural (three-eighths)

Features for pronouns

<**CLB>
clause boundary (who)
<Comp-Pron>
compound pronoun (something)
<Generic>
generic pronoun (one's)
<Interr>
interrogative (who)
<NonMod>
pronoun with no DET or premodifier (both)
<Quant>
quantitative pronoun (some)
<Refl>
reflexive pronoun (themselves)
<Rel>
relative pronoun (which)
ABS
absolute form (much)
ACC
accusative (objective) case (us)
CMP
comparative form (more)
DEM
demonstrative pronoun (those)
FEM
feminine (she)
GEN
genitive (our)
INDEP
independent genitive form (theirs)
MASC
masculine (he)
NEG
negative form (none)
NOM
nominative (they)
PERS
personal pronoun (you)
PL
plural (fewer)
PL1
1st person plural (us)
PL2
2nd person plural (yourselves)
PL3
3rd person plural (them)
RECIPR
reciprocal pronoun (each=other)
SG
singular (much)
SG/PL
singular or plural (some)
SG1
1st person singular (me)
SG2
2nd person singular (yourself)
SG2/PL2
2nd person singular or plural (you)
SG3
3rd person singular (it)
SUP
superlative form (most)
WH
wh-pronoun (who)
SUBJ
a pronoun in the nominative that is always used as a subject (he)

Features for prepositions

<CompPP>
multi-word preposition (in=spite=of)

Features for verbs

<Arch>
archaic form (maketh)
<DER:ate>
derived verb in -ate (insinuate)
<Rare>
word only rarely used as a verb (better)
<Vcog>
verb that takes a that-clause (assume)
<SV>
intransitive (go)
<SVO>
monotransitive (open)
<SVOO>
ditransitive (give)
<SVC/A>
copular with adjective complement (plead)
<SVC/N>
copular with noun complement (become)
<down/SVC/A>
copular with A, phrasal verb (fall down)
<out/SVC/A>
copular with A, phrasal verb (turn out)
<out/SVC/N>
copular with N, phrasal verb (turn out)
<up/SVC/A>
copular with A, phrasal verb (stand up)
<up/SVC/N>
copular with N, phrasal verb (end up)
<SVOC/A>
complex trans. with adjective complement (consider)
<SVOC/N>
complex trans. with noun complement (call)
<as/SVOC/A>
complex trans. with A, prepositional verb (characterise)
<for/SVOC/A>
complex trans. with A, prepositional verb (mistake)
<into/SVOC/A>
complex trans. with A, prepositional verb (make)
-SG1,3
other than 1st or 3rd person sg. (are)
-SG3
other than 3rd person sg. (write)
AUXMOD
modal auxiliary (can)
IMP
imperative (go)
INF
infinitive (be)
NEG
negative (cannot)
PAST
past tense (wrote)
PRES
present tense (sings)
SG1
1st person sg.(am)
SG1,3
1st or 3rd person sg.(was)
SG2
2nd person sg.(hast)
SG3
3rd person sg.(writes)
SUBJUNCTIVE
subjunctive (be)
VFIN
finite form (lives)
<P/for>
the verb can take a for-PP as a complement (look)
<P/in>
the verb can take an in-PP as a complement (cast)
<P/of>
the verb can take an of-PP as a complement (consist)
<P/on>
the verb can take an on-PP as a complement (build)
<P/with>
the verb can take a with-PP as a complement (bear)
<InfComp>
a potential infinitive complementiser (feel)
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