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A within-frame ontological extension on FrameNet: application in predicate chain analysis and question answering
conference contributionposted on 2007-01-01, 00:00 authored by Bahadorreza OfoghiBahadorreza Ofoghi, John YearwoodJohn Yearwood, R Ghosh
An ontological extension on the frames in FrameNet is presented in this paper. The general conceptual relations between frame elements, in conjunction with existing characteristics of this lexical resource, suggest more sophisticated semantic analysis of lexical chains (e.g. predicate chains) exploited in many text understanding applications. In particular, we have investigated its benefit for meaning-aware question answering when combined with an inference strategy. The proposed knowledge representation mechanism on the frame elements of FrameNet has been shown to have an impact on answering natural language questions on the basis of our case analysis.