Large-scale cross-lingual language resources for referencing and framing

Piek Vossen, Filip Ilievski, Marten Postma, Antske Fokkens, Gosse Minnema, Levi Remijnse

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In this article, we lay out the basic ideas and principles of the project Framing Situations in the Dutch Language. We provide our first results of data acquisition, together with the first data release. We introduce the notion of cross-lingual referential corpora. These corpora consist of texts that make reference to exactly the same incidents. The referential grounding allows us to analyze the framing of these incidents in different languages and across different texts. During the project, we will use the automatically generated data to study linguistic framing as a phenomenon, build framing resources such as lexicons and corpora. We expect to capture larger variation in framing compared to traditional approaches for building such resources. Our first data release, which contains structured data about a large number of incidents and reference texts, can be found at

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLREC 2020
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 12th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference
EditorsNicoletta Calzolari, Frederic Bechet, Philippe Blache, Khalid Choukri, Christopher Cieri, Thierry Declerck, Sara Goggi, Hitoshi Isahara, Bente Maegaard, Joseph Mariani, Helene Mazo, Asuncion Moreno, Jan Odijk, Stelios Piperidis
PublisherEuropean Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9791095546344
Publication statusPublished - May 2020
Event12th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2020 - Marseille, France
Duration: 11 May 202016 May 2020


Conference12th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2020


The research reported in this article was funded by the Dutch National Science organisation (NWO) through the project Framing situations in the Dutch language, VC.GW17.083/6215.

FundersFunder number
Dutch National Science organisation
Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk OnderzoekVC.GW17.083/6215


    • Cross-lingual text corpora
    • Events
    • FrameNet
    • Framing
    • Reference. situation semantics


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