Representing Spatial Relations in FrameNet

TitleRepresenting Spatial Relations in FrameNet
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsPetruck, M. R. L., & Ellsworth M.
Published inProceedings of SpLU 2018, First International Workshop on Spatial Language Understanding

While humans use natural language to express
spatial relations between and across entities
in the world with great facility, natural language
systems have a facility that depends
on that human facility. This position paper
presents FrameNet’s1 approach to representing
spatial relations in language, and advocates
its adoption for representing the meaning of
spatial language. This work shows the importance
of axis-orientation systems for capturing
the complexity of spatial relations, which
FrameNet encodes with semantic types.

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