Building the Emirati Arabic FrameNet

Gargett, Andrew and Leung, Tommi (2020). Building the Emirati Arabic FrameNet. In: Proceedings of the International FrameNet Workshop 2020: Towards a Global, Multilingual FrameNet, European Language Resources Association, Marseille, France pp. 70–76.



The Emirati Arabic FrameNet (EAFN) project aims to initiate a FrameNet for Emirati Arabic, utilizing the Emirati Arabic Corpus. The goal is to create a resource comparable to the initial stages of the Berkeley FrameNet. The project is divided into manual and automatic tracks, based on the predominant techniques being used to collect frames in each track. Work on the EAFN is progressing, and we here report on initial results for annotations and evaluation. The EAFN project aims to provide a general semantic resource for the Arabic language, sure to be of interest to researchers from general linguistics to natural language processing. As we report here, the EAFN is well on target for the first release of data in the coming year.

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