An LMF-based web Service for Accessing WordNet-type Semantic Lexicons

Bora Savas, Yoshihiko Hayashi, Monica Monachini, Claudia Soria, Nicoletta Calzolari

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Abstract

This paper describes a Web service for accessing WordNet-type semantic lexicons. The central idea behind the service design is: given a query, the primary functionality of lexicon access is to present a partial lexicon by extracting the relevant part of the target lexicon. Based on this idea, we implemented the system as a RESTful Web service whose input query is specified by the access URI and whose output is presented in a standardized XML data format. LMF, an ISO standard for modeling lexicons, plays the most prominent role: the access URI pattern basically reflects the lexicon structure as defined by LMF; the access results are rendered based on Wordnet-LMF, which is a version of LMF XML-serialization. The Web service currently provides accesses to Princeton WordNet, Japanese WordNet, as well as the EDR Electronic Dictionary as a trial. To accommodate the EDR dictionary within the same framework, we modeled it also as a WordNet-type semantic lexicon. This paper thus argues possible alternatives to model innately bilingual/multilingual lexicons like EDR with LMF, and proposes possible revisions to Wordnet-LMF.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2010
PublisherEuropean Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Pages507-513
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)2951740867, 9782951740860
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event7th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2010 - Valletta, Malta
Duration: 2010 May 172010 May 23

Other

Other7th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2010
CountryMalta
CityValletta
Period10/5/1710/5/23

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Language and Linguistics

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