The FrameNet constructicon in action
The present work provides an overview of the FrameNet Constructicon both as an addition to the FrameNet knowledge base and as proof of concept for theoretical and practical constructicon development. The paper begins with a brief discussion of the fundamental principles of Construction Grammar, which constitutes the theoretical basis of any constructicon development project. Introducing FrameNet Constructicon terminology and illustrating its usage with examples from a variety of constructions, the paper offers an in-depth exploration of the
be_recip construction (as in Paul is friends with Chuck), also demonstrating tools and techniques for analyzing the construction as well as the automatically produced reports that derive from the manual annotation of instances of the construction. The paper concludes by discussing the utility of construction documentation and annotation for language technology.
Keywords: Frame Semantics, FrameNet, Construction Grammar, FrameNet Constructicon, frame, frame element, frame-to-frame relations, grammatical construction, construct, construction-to-construction relations
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