A General Purpose FrameNet-based Shallow Semantic Parser

TitleA General Purpose FrameNet-based Shallow Semantic Parser
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsCoppola, B, Moschitti, A
Secondary AuthorsChair), NC (C, Choukri, K, Maegaard, B, Mariani, J, Odjik, J, Piperidis, S, Rosner, M, Tapias, D
Conference NameProceedings of the Seventh conference on International Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'10)
Date Publishedmay
PublisherEuropean Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Conference LocationValletta, Malta
ISBN Number2-9517408-6-7

In this paper we present a new FrameNet-based Shallow Semantic Parser. While Shallow Semantic Parsing has been a popular Natural Language Processing task since the 2004 and 2005 CoNLL Shared Task editions, efforts in extending such task to the FrameNet setting have been constrained by practical software engineering issues. We hereby analyze these issues, identify desirable requirements for a practical parsing framework, and show the results of our software implementation. In particular, we attempt at meeting requirements arising from both a) the need of a flexible environment supporting current ongoing research, and b) the willingness of providing an effective platform supporting preliminary application prototypes in the field. After introducing the task of FrameNet-based Shallow Semantic Parsing, we sketch the system processing workflow and summarize a set of successful experimental results, directing the reader to previous published papers for extended experiment descriptions and wider discussion of the achieved results.