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November 2022

G-FOL publishes new frames: Body descriptions, Thinking: Certainty, and Vehicle

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Hans C. Boas and Maggie Hudson Gemmell present at the 17th. International Conference of German Teachers in Vienna, Austria: Guten Tag! Hallo! Moinsen! Servus!

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June 2022

G-FOL publishes new frame: Body parts.


German FrameNet at the University of Texas at Austin aims at building an on-line lexical resource for German verbs, nouns, and adjectives. Based on Frame Semantics and supported by corpus evidence, German FrameNet documents the full range of semantic and syntactic valences of each word in each of its senses. The resulting database consists of lexical entries that contain information about the semantic frame to which a lexical unit (a word in one of its senses) belongs, in combination with semantic and syntactic valence descriptions, and a collection of annotated corpus attestations. The data produced by German FrameNet will be useful for research in Natural Language Processing as well as Foreign Language Education.

German FrameNet (GFN) works in collaboration with the English-based FrameNet project at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, California and build on data produced by the SALSA project (The Saarbrücken Lexical Semantics Acuisition Project) at the University of the Saarland, Germany. Ultimately, we are planning on linking lexical entries produced by GFN with the English FrameNet lexical entries in order to arrive at a contrastive FrameNet lexicon. Similar efforts are currently under way for Spanish, Swedish, and Japanese, among other languages. More recently, a second project, also known as "FrameNet des Deutschen" at the University of Düsseldorf has been working on creating a lexical database for German on the basis of Frame Semantics. The projects in Austin, Berkeley, and Düsseldorf are part of a larger group of projects known as Global FrameNet, which seek to facilitate the development of frame-based language resources (and their applications) for a broader variety of languages.

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