Motion Verbs and Their Modifiers (Prepositions and Adverbs)

By action verbs, we mean verbs that are used to specify actions that a human being, an animated agent (e.g., a game player) or a robot can perform. Examples of usage of action verbs can be seen in sentences such as the following.

Prior Work

I had performed some initial work on the representation of meanings of such verbs and their modifiers quite a while ago. Here are a couple of papers: AAAI paper1991 and Computational Intelligence paper 1997. Here is a recent paper by Zoost along the same line.

Future Work

There has not been much work on the representation of such verbs and their modifiers, from a computational point of view.