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Full Title: International FrameNet Workshop 2013

      
Short Title: IFNW'13
Location: Berkeley, CA, USA
Start Date: 19-Apr-2013 - 19-Apr-2013
Contact: Karin Friberg Heppin
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://spraakbanken.gu.se/eng/Forskning/SweFN/FrameNetWS2013
Meeting Description: International FrameNet Workshop 2013
http://spraakbanken.gu.se/eng/Forskning/SweFN/FrameNetWS2013

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.

Workshop Goals:

- Exchange information about current research and applications of FrameNet projects in different languages
- Advance the field by stimulating dialogue among the developers of FrameNets and extensions
- Define new directions for research and development of FrameNets and their extensions

Venue:

Hotel Shattuck Plaza, 2086 Allston Way, Berkeley, California, 94704 (5 minutes’ walk from ICSI). For more information, visit http://www.hotelshattuckplaza.com.

Accommodation:

Please contact the hotel directly for reservations as early as possible, as there are several other events near this date in Berkeley.
Linguistic Subfield: Computational Linguistics; Lexicography; Semantics
LL Issue: 24.954


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