The FrameNet Workshop will bring together researchers working on FrameNet-style lexical resources and constructicons in different languages or specialized vocabularies as well as those developing applications that use FrameNet data.
The FrameNet project (http:/framenet.icsi.berkeley.edu) is building a human- and machine-readable knowledge base for English and annotating example sentences that show how words are used in actual texts. FrameNet contains over 12,000 word senses and nearly 200,000 manually annotations of sentences, providing a unique training dataset for a variety of natural language processing tasks, including automatic semantic role labeling, information extraction, machine translation, event recognition, and sentiment analysis. FrameNet also serves as a valence dictionary, providing detailed information on the syntactic-semantic combinatorial properties of a substantial portion of the core vocabulary of English.
FrameNet is based on the principles of Frame Semantics (Fillmore 1976, 1977, 1982, 1985), a theory about meaning in language that defines word meaning in terms of the semantic frame – an experience-based schematization of the speaker’s world that represents an event, relation, or entity that also facilitates inferencing. FrameNet was founded in 1997, and is hosted at the International Computer Science Institute, and has been supported primarily by the US National Science Foundation. FrameNet data has been downloaded and used by thousands of researchers around the world for a wide variety of purposes.
FrameNet projects following the Berkeley model have been in progress in many languages for a number of years, including Japanese, Chinese, German, Swedish, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese, with others (e.g. French) just beginning their work. Some of these projects have begun developing FrameNet extensions, such as a language-specific constructicon, comparable to the FrameNet constructicon (Fillmore, Lee-Goldman and Rhodes 2012), which is based on the principles of Construction Grammar and combines lexicography and language technology.
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We expect everyone to contribute to the workshop through active participation. We invite participants to submit an abstract of up to 500 words plus references for peer review and prepare an oral presentation. Workshop participants will be invited to submit a full paper for publication after the workshop for possible inclusion in the workshop proceedings.
Please be aware that the number of participants is limited.
For all inquiries, please email Karin Friberg Heppin <karin dot friberg dot heppin at svenska dot gu dot se>.