Reframing FrameNet Data

By November 17, 2016,
AuthorMiriam R. L. Petruck, Charles J. Fillmore, Collin F. Baker, Michael Ellsworth, Josef Ruppenhofer
TitleReframing FrameNet Data
AbstractThe Berkeley FrameNet Project ( is building an on-line lexical resource for contemporary English. The database provides information about the semantic and syntactic combinatorial possibilities (valences) of each item analyzed. This paper describes the conceptual basis for what has been called reframing of data in the FrameNet database and exemplifies two new frame-to-frame relations, Causative_of and Inchoative_of, the implementation of which came about as a result of reanalysis of certain frames and lexical units. The new relations are characterized with respect to a triple of frames involving the notion of attaching, and entering them into the database is demonstrated using the Frame Relations Editor. The two relations allow FrameNet to make frame-wise distinctions that capture fairly systematic semantic relationships across sets of lexical units. While the Inheritance and Subframe relations are ofparticular interest to the NLP research community, Causative_of and Inchoative_of may be more relevant to lexicography.
SessionReports on Lexicographical and Lexicological Projects
author = {Miriam R. L. Petruck, Charles J. Fillmore, Collin F. Baker, Michael Ellsworth, Josef Ruppenhofer},
title = {Reframing FrameNet Data },
pages = {405-416},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 11th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2004},
month = {july},
date = {6-10},
address = {Lorient, France},
editor = {Geoffrey Williams and Sandra Vessier},
publisher = {Université de Bretagne-Sud, Faculté des lettres et des sciences humaines},
isbn = {29-52245-70-3},