On the utility of automatically generated WordNets

Gerard de Melo, Gerhard Weikum

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Abstract

Lexical resources modelled after the original PrincetonWord-Net are being compiled for a considerable number of languages, however most have yet to reach a comparable level of coverage. In this paper, we show that automatically built WordNets, created from an existing WordNet in conjunction with translation dictionaries, are a suitable alternative for many applications, despite the errors introduced by the automatic building procedure. Apart from analysing the resources directly, we conducted tests on semantic relatedness assessment and cross-lingual text classification with very promising results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGWC 2008
Subtitle of host publication4th Global WordNet Conference, Proceedings
PublisherUniversity of Szeged
Pages147-161
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9789634828549
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event4th Global WordNet Conference, GWC 2008 - Szeged, Hungary
Duration: Jan 22 2008Jan 25 2008

Publication series

NameGWC 2008: 4th Global WordNet Conference, Proceedings

Other

Other4th Global WordNet Conference, GWC 2008
CountryHungary
CitySzeged
Period1/22/081/25/08

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Literature and Literary Theory

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