Consistent annotation of EuroWordNet's InterLingual Index

with the Top Concept Ontology.

 

This work consists of the complete and consistent ontological annotation of the nominal part of WordNet 1.6. The annotation has been carried out using the semantic features defined in the EuroWordNet Top Concept Ontology. It has been achieved by following a methodology based on an iterative and incremental expansion of the initial labeling through the WordNet's hierarchy while setting inheritance blockage points.

 

Since this labeling has been set on a version of WordNet which is alligned to the EuroWordNet's Interlingual Index (ILI), it can be also used to populate any other wordnet linked to it through a simple porting process. This feature-annotated WordNet is intended to be useful for a large number of semantic NLP tasks.

 

You can download the package file here:

 

ewntco-wordnet-mapping Version 2.4 - Download

 

The design and development of this resource is described and discussed in the following papers:

·        Álvez J., J. Atserias, J. Carrera, S. Climent, E. Laparra, A. Oliver and G. Rigau (2008) Complete and Consistent Annotation of WordNet Using the Top Concept Ontology. In Proceedings of the 6th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC 2008) Marrakech. Morocco. [PDF]

·        Álvez J., J. Atserias, J. Carrera, S. Climent, A. Oliver and G. Rigau (2008) Consistent annotation of EuroWordNet with the Top Concept Ontology. In Proceedings of The 4th Global Wordnet Association Conference. Szeged. Hungary [PDF]

·        Atserias J, S. Climent, J. Moré, E. Naqui & G. Rigau (2005) Shallow Ontologization of WordNet. A Work in Progress. MEANING IST-2001-34460 WP4.7 [PDF]

·        Atserias J, S. Climent, J. Moré & G. Rigau (2005) A Proposal for a Shallow Ontologization of Wordnet. Procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural num. 35 pp. 161-167. ISSN: 1135-5948 [PDF]

·        Atserias J., Climent S. and G. Rigau (2004) Towards the MEANING Top Ontology: Sources of Ontological Meaning. Proceedings of the 4th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference 2004. Lisbon [PDF]

 

Version 2.4 fixes a bug in version 2.3 by which several data was missing. We thank Daniel Berdnt (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya) for having reported it.

 

This work has been done within the framework of the following projects:

 

MEANING: Developing Multilingual Web-Scale Language Technologies. UE. IST Programme. FP5. IST-2001-34460 (2002-2005)

http://www.lsi.upc.es/~nlp/meaning

 

KNOW. Desarrollo de tecnologias multilingues a gran escala para la comprension del lenguaje. Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia. TIN2006-15049-C03-02. (2006-2009)

http://ixa.si.ehu.es/know

 

Related links:

 

WordNet: http://wordnet.princeton.edu
EuroWordNet: http://www.illc.uva.nl/EuroWordNet
Top Concept Ontology:
http://www.illc.uva.nl/EuroWordNet/corebcs/ewnTopOntology.html
 
This resource is available under GNU General Public License. 

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