Enlarging the Croatian WordNet with WN-Toolkit and Cro-Deriv

Antoni Oliver, Kresimir Sojat, Matea Srebacic
2015 Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing  
Wordnet is a standard semantic resource for several Natural Language Processing tasks and it is available for an increasing number of languages. The Croatian Wordnet (CroWN) was a relatively small resource with 10.026 synsets and 31.367 synset-variant pairs covering only 45.91% of the so-called Core WordNet. Comparing these figures with the size of the Princeton WordNet for English version 3.0, that has 117,659 synsets and 206,975 synset-variant pairs, it is clear that the CroWN should be
more » ... ed. First experiments for the expansion of the CroWN were performed using the WN-Toolkit, a set of Python programs for wordnet creation and expansion using dictionary, Babelnet and parallel-corpora based strategies. The WN-Toolkit was previously successfully applied to other languages as Spanish, Catalan and Galician. After this first expansion, CroWN reached 70.63% of the core wordnet. In the second step we used CroDeriv, a derivational database for Croatian and the manual creation of 1,457 synset-variant pairs until reaching 100% of the Core WordNet. After second step was completed, CroWN reached 23,137 synsets and 47,931 synset-lemma pairs.
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