Swedish FrameNet++ (SweFN++) is our working name for a rich Swedish lexicon resource for language technology research and applications. This project started in the fall of 2009 with funding from various sources: The Faculty of Arts, University of Gothenburg provides basic funding through Språkbanken; the Database Infrastructure Committee of the Swedish Research Council partly funds the work within the project Safeguarding the future of Språkbanken (2008-2010); the project is part of the strategic plan for the development of CLT, which consequently also funds the project in part.
The project has two interconnected main goals:
In both cases, we will need to do much manual work, but one additional goal of the project is to explore how a workflow can be organized so as to minimize manual labor and maximize the utilization of existing language technology tools as a kind of assistive technology.
By CLT policy, SweFN++ will be made available under an open source/open content license.
For more information, see the project web page: <http://spraakbanken.gu.se/swefn/>.
A presentation of the SweFN++ project was made at the FrameNet Masterclass and Workshop, Milan, Italy, 3rd December, 2009: <http://tlt8.unicatt.it/allegati/Session_I_3.pdf> <http://tlt8.unicatt.it/Slides/Borin_et_alii.pdf>