Creator: Shi, Lei & Mihalcea, Rada, 1974-
Description: This paper describes the authors' work in integrating three different lexical resources: FrameNet, VerbNet, and WordNet, into a unified, richer knowledge-base, to the end of enabling more robust semantic parsing. The construction of each of these lexical resources has required many years of laborious human effort, and they all have their strengths and shortcomings. By linking them together, the authors build an improved resource in which (1) the coverage of FrameNet is extended, (2) the VerbNet lexicon is augmented with frame semantics, and (3) selectional restrictions are implemented using WordNet semantic classes. The synergistic exploitation of various lexical resources is crucial for many complex language processing applications, and the authors prove it once again effective in building a robust semantic parser.
Contributing Partner: UNT College of Engineering