Valencer: an API to Query Valence Patterns in FrameNet

Alexandre Kabbach, Corentin Ribeyre


Abstract
This paper introduces Valencer: a RESTful API to search for annotated sentences matching a given combination of syntactic realizations of the arguments of a predicate – also called ‘valence pattern’ – in the FrameNet database. The API takes as input an HTTP GET request specifying a valence pattern and outputs a list of exemplifying annotated sentences in JSON format. The API is designed to be modular and language-independent, and can therefore be easily integrated to other (NLP) server-side or client-side applications, as well as non-English FrameNet projects. Valencer is free, open-source, and licensed under the MIT license.
Anthology ID:
C16-2033
Volume:
Proceedings of COLING 2016, the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics: System Demonstrations
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December
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2016
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Osaka, Japan
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COLING
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The COLING 2016 Organizing Committee
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156–160
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https://www.aclweb.org/anthology/C16-2033
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