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Table 2

IAA (mean Spearman’s ρ) by verb class (ρA) of N verbs and NA unique verb pairs and set of NSV verb pairs shared with SimVerb in that class (ρSV), and examples of verbs in each class.

#Example verbsNNAρAρSVNSV
beat, punch, smash, slap 48 1,128 0.53 0.50 92 
accuse, condemn, forbid, blame 80 3,160 0.27 0.61 134 
accelerate, decrease, shrink, increase 30 435 0.64 0.71 38 
achieve, aim, tackle, accomplish 57 1,596 0.34 0.41 98 
acquire, have, keep, borrow 47 1,081 0.40 0.50 102 
dismay, frustrate, upset, irritate 38 703 0.24 0.35 73 
ask, confess, discuss, inquire 85 3,570 0.27 0.30 194 
approve, desire, prefer, respect 23 253 0.41 0.33 31 
calculate, analyze, predict, guess 75 2,775 0.31 0.51 159 
10 climb, jump, roam, slide 100 4,950 0.26 0.48 253 
11 bake, grate, slice, broil 53 1,378 0.52 0.66 85 
12 cough, gulp, inhale, sniff 56 1,540 0.29 0.69 52 
13 chirp, hoot, roar, whistle 34 561 0.53 0.65 51 
14 build, fasten, mend, restore 62 1,891 0.24 0.46 89 
15 drag, fling, haul, toss 87 3,741 0.19 0.36 129 
16 demolish, erode, wreck, disintegrate 27 351 0.46 0.62 51 
17 glance, observe, perceive, look 41 820 0.43 0.71 76 
#Example verbsNNAρAρSVNSV
beat, punch, smash, slap 48 1,128 0.53 0.50 92 
accuse, condemn, forbid, blame 80 3,160 0.27 0.61 134 
accelerate, decrease, shrink, increase 30 435 0.64 0.71 38 
achieve, aim, tackle, accomplish 57 1,596 0.34 0.41 98 
acquire, have, keep, borrow 47 1,081 0.40 0.50 102 
dismay, frustrate, upset, irritate 38 703 0.24 0.35 73 
ask, confess, discuss, inquire 85 3,570 0.27 0.30 194 
approve, desire, prefer, respect 23 253 0.41 0.33 31 
calculate, analyze, predict, guess 75 2,775 0.31 0.51 159 
10 climb, jump, roam, slide 100 4,950 0.26 0.48 253 
11 bake, grate, slice, broil 53 1,378 0.52 0.66 85 
12 cough, gulp, inhale, sniff 56 1,540 0.29 0.69 52 
13 chirp, hoot, roar, whistle 34 561 0.53 0.65 51 
14 build, fasten, mend, restore 62 1,891 0.24 0.46 89 
15 drag, fling, haul, toss 87 3,741 0.19 0.36 129 
16 demolish, erode, wreck, disintegrate 27 351 0.46 0.62 51 
17 glance, observe, perceive, look 41 820 0.43 0.71 76 
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