A Multilingual Lexico-Semantic Database and Ontology [chapter]

Francis Bond, Christiane Fellbaum, Shu-Kai Hsieh, Chu-Ren Huang, Adam Pease, Piek Vossen
2014 Towards the Multilingual Semantic Web  
We discuss the development of a multilingual lexicon linked to a formal ontology. First we describe the Open Multilingual Wordnet, a multilingual wordnet with twenty two languages and a rich structure of semantic relations. It is made by exploiting links from various monolingual wordnets to the English Wordnet. Currently, it contains 118,337 concepts expressed in 1,643,260 senses in 22 languages. It is available as simple tab separated files, wordnet-LMF or lemon and had been used by many
more » ... ts including Babelnet and Google translate. We then discuss some issues in extending the wordnets and improving the multilingual representation to cover concepts not lexicalized in English. Finally, we give a brief description of a linked ontology SUMO, that can be used to reason across languages. This effort builds on the many wordnet projects and SUMO to create a rich web of linguistic data and axiomatically specified world knowledge.
doi:10.1007/978-3-662-43585-4_15 fatcat:5c33b2vkfbgtrdky6y3fq4ljbi