The report (EAGLES, 1996e) is organised into chapters. The introduction describes the background, objectives and working procedures of the subgroup on subcategorisation.
Chapter 3 provides a review and comparison of different approaches to subcategorisation adopted in linguistic theories, practical NLP lexicons and bracketed corpora. In chapter 4, the results of the comparisons drawn in the preceding chapter are used to compile frame-based representations of subcategorisation structures. After a general description of the frame structure, specific details are given concerning the encoding of categorial and morphosyntactic properties, grammatical functions, order, verbal diatheses, control, thematic roles and semantic class. In chapter 5, a formalisation of the encoding scheme presented is given using an object-oriented specification written in SGML (ISO 8879). In the final chapter, available only via ftp as a gzipped PostScript file, a set of macros is given which synthesises the formal frame descriptions presented in chapter 4; using these macros, a list of examples is compiled for each of the languages (Spanish, German and Italian) represented within the group.