Paper: Wikipedia as Frame Information Repository

ACL ID D09-1029
Title Wikipedia as Frame Information Repository
Venue Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing
Session Main Conference
Year 2009
Authors

In this paper, we address the issue of au- tomatic extending lexical resources by ex- ploiting existing knowledge repositories. In particular, we deal with the new task of linking FrameNet and Wikipedia us- ing a word sense disambiguation system that, for a given pair frame – lexical unit (F,l), finds the Wikipage that best ex- presses the the meaning of l. The mapping can be exploited to straightforwardly ac- quire new example sentences and new lex- ical units, both for English and for all lan- guages available in Wikipedia. In this way, it is possible to easily acquire good-quality data as a starting point for the creation of FrameNet in new languages. The evalua- tion reported both for the monolingual and the multilingual expansion of FrameNet shows that the approach is promising.