Paper: Automatic Construction Of An English-Chinese Bilingual FrameNet

ACL ID N04-4008
Title Automatic Construction Of An English-Chinese Bilingual FrameNet
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Short Paper
Year 2004
Authors

We propose a method of automatically con- structing an English-Chinese bilingual Fra- meNet where the English FrameNet lexical entries are linked to the appropriate Chinese word senses. This resource can be used in ma- chine translation and cross-lingual IR systems. We coerce the English FrameNet into Chinese using a bilingual lexicon, frame context in FrameNet and taxonomy structure in HowNet. Our approach does not require any manual mapping between FrameNet and HowNet semantic roles. Evaluation results show that we achieve a promising 82% average F- measure for the most ambiguous lexical entries.