21 Semantic Roles for Linguistic Web

October 28, 2009

Following is the preliminary list of Semantic Roles (known in linguistics as “thematic roles”) for use  in Linguistic Web.  The Roles are part of  the intermediate protocol making it possible for linguistic processing services to present the results in simple and unified form.

(1)  AGENT

(2)  DIRECTOR

(3)  CAUSE

(4)  THEME

(5)  PATIENT

(6)  EXPERIENCER

(7)  BENEFACTIVE

(8)  MALEFACTIVE

(9)   GOAL

(10)  SOURCE

(11)  LOCATION

(12)  PATH

(13)  MANNER

(14)  INSTRUMENT

(15)  RECIPIENT

(16)  MEASURE

(17)  RESULT

(18)  PURPOSE

(19)  TIME

(20) TARGET

(21)  SUBJECT MATTER

 

 

 

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Linguistic Technology Going 2.0.

October 27, 2009

Linguistic Web envisions high resolution linguistic intelligence tools freely accessible to the developers of natural language applications, opening possibility for  easy collaboration between providers of linguistic analysis software and developers of natural language applications.

Companies like Powerset and Cognition Technologies already have solid, scientifically-based software for linguistic analysis, a fruit of long years of research.  Of course, application developers do not presently have free access to anything like these proprietary solutions.  Nevertheless, the very existence such advanced systems proves that it could be done.