I am trying to get (in some automated fashion) the agentive noun of a given verb. For instance we have

  1. buy, buyer
  2. sell, seller
  3. invest, investor

I was wondering whether there is some resource that contains a mapping of verbs to their agentive nouns. I have looked around a bit in traditional resources like WordNet, VerbNet etc. but have not had any luck yet.

All suggestions are immensely appreciated.

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    This question is language-specific (hence off-topic here). It better fits at English Language Learners. In fact, it has been already asked and answered there. Jul 5, 2018 at 22:15
  • @bytebuster No, it has not. I am asking for NLP resources, not for the rule that governs the alternations. Jul 6, 2018 at 1:02
  • If you want a list (rather than a rule, which is too weak to use), then just extract each ...-or word from your dictionary, reconstruct a root and see if that is a verb (but beware of context).
    – amI
    Jul 6, 2018 at 21:06


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