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

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.