On the utility of automatically generated WordNets

Gerard de Melo, Gerhard Weikum

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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
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


Other4th Global WordNet Conference, GWC 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Literature and Literary Theory

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