MASC Word Sense Sentence Corpus, Tab-Separated Format

TitleMASC Word Sense Sentence Corpus, Tab-Separated Format
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsPassonneau, R. J., Ide N., Baker C. F., Fellbaum C., & Xie B..
Other Numbers3781

The MASC Word Sense Sentence corpus is distributed as a set of three *tsv files (tab-separated format) that contain the sentences, annotation labels, and senses that comprise the sentence corpus: (1) the annotation labels (masc_annotations.tsv), (2) the WordNet word senses (masc_senses.tsv), and (3) the word token-sentence pairs, or instances (masc_sentences.tsv). A total of 116 distinct lemmas were selected; for each lemma, approximately 1000 example sentences were taken from the MASC corpus; and for each word in its sentence context, a trained annotator assigned a WordNet sense (WordNet version 3.1) as the annotation label. The following README describes the data in detail.

Bibliographic Notes

Columbia University Academic Commons, available at

Abbreviated Authors

R. Passonneau, N. Ide, C. Baker, C. Fellbaum, and B. Xie

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ICSI Publication Type

Technical documentation