FrameNet frames have been used to develop lexical databases and annotated corpora for different languages. This paper analyses the use of FrameNet frames to build a legal ontology for the Brazilian Law. In order to discuss the problems of such approach to ontology development, the lexical units evoking the Criminal_process frame were contrasted in English… (More)
In this paper we present a novel methodology for automatic information extraction from natural language texts, based on the integration of linguistic rules, multiple ontologies and inference resources, integrated with an abstraction layer for linguistic annotation and data representation. The methodology allows ontology population with instances of events.… (More)
This paper presents a preliminary study on the semantic description of the verbs of the Brazilian legal field. This is a study of the verbal semantics in order to construct a legal ontology of events. This work includes an exemplification of the analysis to be performed for the construction of ontology, presenting a ontology formalization proposal.
The need for the representation of both semantics and common sense and its organization in a lexical database or knowledge base has motivated the development of large projects, such as Wordnets, CYC and Mikrokosmos. Besides the generic bases, another approach is the construction of ontologies for specific domains. Among the advantages of such approach there… (More)
In this work a proposal for automatic textual segmentation is described. The proposal uses the output of an automatic syntactic analyzer – Parser Palavras – to create textual segmentation. Parse trees are used to infer text segments and a dependency tree of the identified segments. The main contribution of this work is the use of the syntactic structure as… (More)