Framester is a a frame-based ontological resource acting as a hub between linguistic resources such as FrameNet, WordNet, VerbNet, BabelNet, DBpedia, Yago, DOLCE-Zero, and leveraging this wealth of links to create an interoperable predicate space formalized according to frame semantics and semiotics. Framester uses WordNet and FrameNet at its core, expands it to other resources transitively, and represents them in a formal version of frame semantics.


The Framester dataset can be downloaded as a single NQuads compressed dump.

Use the SPARQL endpoint of the Framester project to query data interactively.

Examples of SPARQL queries


For citing Framester in academic papers please use:

  1. Aldo Gangemi, Mehwish Alam, Luigi Asprino, Valentina Presutti and Diego Reforgiato Recupero. Framester: A Wide Coverage Linguistic Linked Data Hub. In: Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management (EKAW 2016). Bologna, Italy, 2016 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-49004-5_16

Other publications related to Framester:

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