Andreas Wundsam


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Semantic Frames and Visual Scenes: Learning Semantic Role Inventories from Image and Video Descriptions
Ekaterina Shutova | Andreas Wundsam | Helen Yannakoudakis
Proceedings of the 6th Joint Conference on Lexical and Computational Semantics (*SEM 2017)

Frame-semantic parsing and semantic role labelling, that aim to automatically assign semantic roles to arguments of verbs in a sentence, have become an active strand of research in NLP. However, to date these methods have relied on a predefined inventory of semantic roles. In this paper, we present a method to automatically learn argument role inventories for verbs from large corpora of text, images and videos. We evaluate the method against manually constructed role inventories in FrameNet and show that the visual model outperforms the language-only model and operates with a high precision.