chapter  24
FrameNet
ByJosef Ruppenhofer, Hans C. Boas, Collin F. Baker
Pages 16

FrameNet is a research project that seeks to instantiate the principles of Frame Semantics as proposed by Charles J. Fillmore in the analysis of the English lexicon. The main idea is that the meanings of words are best characterized in terms of experience-based schematizations of events and objects in the speaker's world. The FrameNet project is the result of the application of the insights of Charles Fillmore's theory of Frame Semantics, which he and his colleagues developed during the 1980s and 1990s. The lexicographic process starts with FN (FrameNet) staff members proposing a frame description, including what sorts of FEs the frame needs and what lexical units (LUs) might evoke it. The frames created by the Berkeley FrameNet for the lexicon for English have also been "recycled" for other languages. FrameNet is a rich, yet still evolving lexical resource that seeks to apply the theory of Frame Semantics to the analysis of the English lexicon.