FrameNet and Linguistic Typology

TitleFrameNet and Linguistic Typology
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2021
AuthorsEllsworth, M., Baker C. F., & Petruck M. R. L.
Published inThird Workshop on Computational Typology and Multilingual NLP
Date Published06/2021
PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics

FrameNet and the Multilingual FrameNet project have produced multilingual semantic annotations of parallel texts that yield extremely fine-grained typological insights. Moreover, frame semantic annotation of a wide cross-section of languages can provide information on the limits of Frame Semantics (Fillmore, 1982, 1985). Multilingual semantic annotation offers critical input for research on linguistic diversity and recurrent patterns in computational typology. Drawing on results from FrameNet annotation of parallel texts, this paper proposes frame semantic annotation as a new component to complement the state of the art in computational semantic typology.