Inducing a semantic frame lexicon from WordNet data

TitleInducing a semantic frame lexicon from WordNet data
Publication TypeConference Papers
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsGreen R, Dorr BJ
Conference NameProceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Text Meaning and Interpretation
Date Published2004///
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics
Conference LocationStroudsburg, PA, USA

This paper presents SemFrame, a system that automatically induces the names and internal structures of semantic frames. After SemFrame identifies sets of frame-evoking verb synsets, the conceptual density of nodes in the WordNet network for corresponding nouns and noun synsets is computed and analyzed. Conceptually dense nodes are candidates for frame names and frame slots. Ca. 76% of the frame names and 87% of the frame slots generated by SemFrame are rated adequate by human judges.