NTU Chinese FrameNet Lexicon (CFN-Lex)


A total of 36K lexical units that cover 779 frames for FrameNet in Chinese. This resource is extracted from a large-scale bilingual corpus to achieve higher coverage in terms of lexical units, which is helpful in providing frame recommendations for annotation campaigns or constructing robust frame identification systems.


Each entry in the JSON format is a frame and its lexical units.

As the example shown as follows, words such as '客人', '來訪者', '遊客', '視察', ... could be the trigger for frame Visiting.


  "Visiting": ['客人', '來訪者', '遊客', '視察', '到訪', '賓館', '招待所', '賓客', '審視', '訪問者', '住客', '做客', '顧客', '外國遊客', '迴訪', '招待', '主人', '貴賓', '旅遊', '探訪', '訪客', '來訪', '作客', '迴顧', '來客', '參觀', '客房', '旅客', '應邀', '邀請', '嘉賓', '外賓', '來賓']


CFN-Lex in traditional Chinese and simplified Chinese.

How to Cite this Resource

Please cite the following paper when referring to CFN-Lex in academic publications and papers.

Tsung-Han Yang, Hen-Hsen Huang, An-Zi Yen, and Hsin-Hsi Chen (2018). “Transfer of Frames from English FrameNet to Construct Chinese FrameNet: A Bilingual Corpus-based Approach.” 11th Edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC 2018), May 7-12, 2018, Miyazaki, Japan.