The Rich Event Ontology

Susan Brown, Claire Bonial, Leo Obrst, Martha Palmer


Abstract
In this paper we describe a new lexical semantic resource, The Rich Event On-tology, which provides an independent conceptual backbone to unify existing semantic role labeling (SRL) schemas and augment them with event-to-event causal and temporal relations. By unifying the FrameNet, VerbNet, Automatic Content Extraction, and Rich Entities, Relations and Events resources, the ontology serves as a shared hub for the disparate annotation schemas and therefore enables the combination of SRL training data into a larger, more diverse corpus. By adding temporal and causal relational information not found in any of the independent resources, the ontology facilitates reasoning on and across documents, revealing relationships between events that come together in temporal and causal chains to build more complex scenarios. We envision the open resource serving as a valuable tool for both moving from the ontology to text to query for event types and scenarios of interest, and for moving from text to the ontology to access interpretations of events using the combined semantic information housed there.
Anthology ID:
W17-2712
Volume:
Proceedings of the Events and Stories in the News Workshop
Month:
August
Year:
2017
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Vancouver, Canada
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EventStory
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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Pages:
87–97
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URL:
https://aclanthology.org/W17-2712
DOI:
10.18653/v1/W17-2712
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Cite (ACL):
Susan Brown, Claire Bonial, Leo Obrst, and Martha Palmer. 2017. The Rich Event Ontology. In Proceedings of the Events and Stories in the News Workshop, pages 87–97, Vancouver, Canada. Association for Computational Linguistics.
Cite (Informal):
The Rich Event Ontology (Brown et al., EventStory 2017)
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