Towards continuity between the lexicon and the constructicon in FrameNet Brasil
This chapter presents the theoretical discussion, analytical procedures, and corresponding computational implementations carried out by FrameNet Brasil to take the principle of the continuity between grammar and the lexicon to the computational domain by deeply integrating two frame-based resources under development for Brazilian Portuguese: a lexicon and a constructicon. To achieve this goal, we start by discussing the continuity principle in the Construction Grammar paradigm, that is, the founding idea that both the lexicon and what is usually referred to in most traditions as grammar can be accounted for in terms of constructions. After, we present the computational solutions that led to the development of a new common database structure for the FrameNet Brasil Lexicon and Construction: FN-Br 2.0. Finally, we present the analyses of two constructions in Brazilian Portuguese: the Dative with Infinitive Construction, which illustrates currently available features of FN-Br 2.0, and the Inceptive Aspect Construction, which imposes a series of new challenges to the model.
Keywords: FrameNet Brasil, constructicon, lexicon, database structure, construction-to-construction relations, construction-to-frame relations
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