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Framester: A Wide Coverage Linguistic Linked Data Hub

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Semantic web applications leveraging NLP can benefit from easy access to expressive lexical resources such as FrameNet. However, the usefulness of FrameNet is affected by its limited coverage and non-standard semantics. The access to existing linguistic resources is also limited because of poor connectivity among them. We present some strategies based on Linguistic Linked Data to broaden FrameNet coverage and formal linkage of lexical and factual resources. We created a novel resource, Framester, which acts as a hub between FrameNet, WordNet, VerbNet, BabelNet, DBpedia, Yago, DOLCE-Zero, as well as other resources. Framester is not only a strongly connected knowledge graph, but also applies a rigorous formal treatment for Fillmore’s frame semantics, enabling full-fledged OWL querying and reasoning on a large frame-based knowledge graph. We also describe Word Frame Disambiguation, an application that reuses Framester data as a base in order to perform frame detection from text, with results comparable in precision to the state of the art, but with a much higher coverage.

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The research leading to these results has received funding from the EFL (Empirical Foundations of Linguistics) LabEx and European Union Horizons 2020 the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014–2020) under grant agreement 643808 Project MARIO Managing active and healthy aging with use of caring service robots.

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Gangemi, A., Alam, M., Asprino, L., Presutti, V., Recupero, D.R. (2016). Framester: A Wide Coverage Linguistic Linked Data Hub. In: Blomqvist, E., Ciancarini, P., Poggi, F., Vitali, F. (eds) Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management. EKAW 2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 10024. Springer, Cham.

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