FrameNet-Based Automatic Suggestion of Translation Equivalents

  • Simone Peron-Corrêa
  • Alexandre Diniz
  • Meire Lara
  • Ely Matos
  • Tiago Torrent
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9727)


This paper presents an application developed for automatically suggesting translation equivalents in a frame-based domain specific trilingual electronic dictionary covering the domains of the World Cup and Tourism. By comparing the syntactic and semantic affordances of a lexical unit in the source language with those shown by all lexical units evoking the same frame in a target language, the application suggests which of them is the best-fit translation equivalent. The application contributes to the purpose of bringing to scale the development of frame-based multilingual lexical databases. We discuss the current limitations of the application, especially those regarding entity nouns, and propose the use of ontologies and qualia structure as a means of enhancing machine translation for entity nouns.


FrameNet Machine translation Ontology Qualia structure 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simone Peron-Corrêa
    • 1
  • Alexandre Diniz
    • 1
  • Meire Lara
    • 1
  • Ely Matos
    • 1
  • Tiago Torrent
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, FrameNet BrasilJuiz de ForaBrazil

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