I'm looking for a list of the most common verbs that have the highest descriptive power.
By descriptive power I mean that using only a subset of the verbs in the list one should be able to describe the content of a given random image, and this should be true for most of the images out there.
The fact that these verbs should allow the description of an image means that they should be
interaction verbs, in the sense that people in images usually interact with each other (
kiss ...) or interact with an object (
The descriptions I'm thinking of should be in very simple english, i.e.
mike is fixing his bycicle or
peter is walking his dog in the park holding hands with Joanna.
Is there anywhere I can find studies on this problem? Or statistics suggesting what subset of english verbs should constitute such a list?
I'm aware of simple english wikipedia, but was hoping of some more studied source. Any help?
Thanks a lot!