SchemaDB - An Extensible Schema Database System Using ECG Representation

TitleSchemaDB - An Extensible Schema Database System Using ECG Representation
Publication TypeTechnical Report
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsLi, M.
Other Numbers1210

How are our language, concepts and thoughts formed? Schemas as the most primitive conceptual units contribute in forming languages and thoughts. Schemas are studied by linguists, cognitive scientists, psychologists and computer scientists on various emphases. However, there is no existing systematic collection of schemas in a formalized representation. As part of MetaNet Project at ICSI, SchemaDB is an extensible database that aims at not only collecting all existing schemas through a user-friendly, web-based interface, but is also intended for formalizing schema using ECG (Embodied Construction Grammar). SchemaDB is to be used in cataloging, examining, computing metaphor and in many other language and cognitive science studies. The goal of the SchemaDB project is to create a user-friendly web based application in order to collect as many cross-cultural, cross-language schemas as possible in a complete, widely accessible, and human/machine readable manner. Using client/server architecture in addition with PHP (Hypertext Processor) scripting language and the relational database, MySQL, SchemaDB system enables secure interactions between users and the database server.

Bibliographic Notes

ICSI Technical Report TR-04-001

Abbreviated Authors

M. Li

ICSI Research Group


ICSI Publication Type

Technical Report