How to Train Your Parser
(How to Train Your Dragon - DreamWorks 2010)
Come to ICSI and Learn about their FrameNet project from its Project Manager Colin Baker!
The FrameNet project is a lexical database of English that is both human- and machine-readable, based on annotating examples of how words are used in actual texts. Based on a theory of meaning called Frame Semantics, deriving from the work of Charles J. Fillmore and colleagues, the more than 170,000 manually annotated sentences provide a unique training dataset for semantic role labeling, used in applications such as information extraction, machine translation, event recognition, sentiment analysis, etc. Learn more about FrameNet . . .
Collin F. Baker has been Project Manager of the FrameNet project at ICSI since 2000, working in close collaboration with its founder, Charles J. Fillmore, Prof. Emeritus of Linguistics at UC Berkeley, supervising day-to-day operation and helping with data structures and software design. He has been a member of the FrameNet team since its inception in 1997, and received his Ph.D. in Linguistics from UC Berkeley in 1999; he is also project manager of the MetaNet project at ICSI. He has published numerous papers about FrameNet as a semantically rich knowledge base from both linguistic and computational perspectives, and has served as a reviewer for NSF (CISE) and for journals such as Computational Linguistics, Language Resources and Evaluation, Cognitive Linguistics, Constructions and Frames, and Cognitive Science. In 2012, jointly with Prof. Fillmore, he was a recipient of the Antonio Zampolli Prize from the European Language Resources Association; in 2013, he received a Google Research Award for a project entitled "Scaling Up FrameNet for NLP".
For the hardcore, ICSI will be putting on a week long workshop on FrameNet the week of September 9th. You can still sign-up before the price goes up on September 1st. More details here . . .