Part One: hard

Data set

Using the dataset above,

  1. Give definitions for at least 3 senses and name each of them (for example, you might call one the not-easy sense).
  2. Find a sure fire cue for each sense. For example, "If the noun following hard is luck, then the sense is always not-easy". Hint: This part may or may not be possible.
  3. Choose 5 examples for each of your senses. Try to make the examples you choose as varied as possible. For example, don't always have the word following hard in a sense be the same noun. In particular, make sure your surefire cue for a sense doesnt occur in each example.
  4. Find an example that is hard to classify. This can be either (a) an example that seems ambiguous between two or more of the senses you've already found (or just vague; you just don't know), or (b) it manifests a brand new sense not among the first three you found.

Part two: line

Data set

Using the dataset above:

  1. For the first 50 sentences, how many senses are needed? Define them. Make sure your senses can cover all the examples. Have 6 or fewer senses.
  2. Now looks at the rest of the sentences. Find 1 example that is hard to classify given your senses so far.