Towards a universal wordnet by learning from combined evidence

@inproceedings{Melo2009TowardsAU,
  title={Towards a universal wordnet by learning from combined evidence},
  author={Gerard de Melo and Gerhard Weikum},
  booktitle={CIKM},
  year={2009}
}
Lexical databases are invaluable sources of knowledge about words and their meanings, with numerous applications in areas like NLP, IR, and AI. We propose a methodology for the automatic construction of a large-scale multilingual lexical database where words of many languages are hierarchically organized in terms of their meanings and their semantic relations to other words. This resource is bootstrapped from WordNet, a well-known English-language resource. Our approach extends WordNet with… CONTINUE READING
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