Representing specialized events with FrameBase

Jacobo Rouces, Gerard De Melo, Katja Hose

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Events of various sorts make up an important subset of the entities relevant not only in knowledge representation but also in natural language processing and numerous other fields and tasks. How to represent these in a homogeneous yet expressive, extensive, and extensible way remains a challenge. In this paper, we propose an approach based on FrameBase, a broad RDFS-based schema consisting of frames and roles. The concept of a frame, which is a very general one, can be considered as subsuming existing definitions of events. This ensures a broad coverage and a uniform representation of various kinds of events, thus bearing the potential to serve as a unified event model. We show how FrameBase can represent events from several different sources and domains. These include events from a specific taxonomy related to organized crime, events captured using, and events from DBpedia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)58-69
Number of pages12
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Workshop on Detection, Representation, and Exploitation of Events in the Semantic Web, DeRiVE 2015 - Co-located with the 12th Extended Semantic Web Conference, ESWC 2015 - Portoroz, Slovenia
Duration: May 31 2015 → …

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)


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