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Principles, Construction and Application of Multilingual Wordnets:Proceedings of the 5th Global Wordnet Conference
Authors:   P. Bhattacharyya, Christiane Fellbaum, Piek Vossen

ISBN: 978-81-8487-083-1 
Publication Year:   2010
Pages:   376
Binding:   Hard Back

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Representing the meanings of words is a formidable task for linguists; understanding them is arguably the greatest challenge for machines. Wordnets are lexical databases in which the meanings of words are given in terms of their relations to other words. This model of lexical meaning inspired by research on human semantic memory allows automatic systems designed for Natural Language Processing to detect and measure semantic similarity among words in a text. Based on the original English WordNet, semantic networks have been constructed for donzens of genetically and typologically distinct languages, opening up new vistas on the diversity of human communication. The Proceedings of the Fifth Global WordNet conference include papers on the challenges of constructing new wordnets in a wide range of languages, the theoretical foundations and structure of wordnets as well as reports on numerous extensions and applications.

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Preface / Organization / Crowdsourcing WordNet / Why Wikipedia Needs to Make Friends with WordNet / WordNets for Indian Languages: Some Issues / On Polysemy in Tamil and other Indian Languages / Interactions of South African Languages: Case Study of Tsotsitaal / Contrastive Polysemy in Concept Space: Implications for Multilingual Semantic Lexicons / Generating Domain-specific Ontology from Common-sense Semantic Network for Target-specific Sentiment Analysis / Domain-specific Word Sense Disambiguation Combining Corpus based and Wordnet based Parameters / Finding Humour in the Blogosphere: The Role of WordNet Resources / Exploring Hindi WordNet as a Lexical Interface and Subject Headings Tool in Library OPAC / Verbs of Emotion in French and English / Classification of Verbs Towards Developing Bengali Subcategorization Lexicon / Representing Compound Verbs in Indo WordNet / Unificaion of Universal Word Dictionaries using WordNet Ontology and Similarity Measures / Semantic Services in FreeLing 2.1: WordNet and UKB / Weighted Edge: A New Method to Measure the Semantic Similarity of Words based on WordNet / LOOK4: Enhancement of Web Search Results with Universal Words and WordNet / Similarity, Comparability and Analogy in WordNet: Squaring the Analogical Circle with Mondrian / Challenges in Multilingual Domain-specific Sense-marking / Hindi Semantic Category Labeling using Semantic Relatedness Measures / An Intelligent Framework for Reasoning on Story Plots using WordNet / Exploring the Integration of WordNet and FrameNet / Towards Universal Multilingual Knowledge Bases / Division of Semantic Labor in the Global Wordnet Grid / Using DEB Services for Knowledge Representation within the KYOTO Project / Developing the Persian WordNet of Verbs: Issues of Compound Verbs and Building the Editor / sloWNet: Construction and Corpus Annotation / Semi Automatic Development of FarsNet: The Persian WordNet / Experiences in Building the Konkani WordNet using the Expansion Approach / Growth and Revision of Estonian WordNet / French WordNet Progess and Structured Concepts Embodiment Inside Wordnet / Domain Specific WordNet on Customs Law / Hierarchy of Perceptional Adjectives in RussNet / Modeling Attitude, Polarity and Subjectivity in Wordnet / WNMS: Connecting the Distributed WordNet in the Case of Asian WordNet / Linking CoreNet to WordNet Some Aspects and Interim Consideration / A WordNet for Tulu / Building a WordNet for Dravidian Languages / Tamil WordNet / Telugu WordNet / Toward plWordNet 2.0 / Representation of Complex Predicates in WordNet / The Representation of Idioms in WordNet / Enriching the Romanian WordNet using Semi-automatically Identified Hyponymic Patterns / Introducing Sanskrit Wordnet / A Wordnet for Bodo Language: Structure and Development / Experiences in Building the Nepali Wordnet Insights and Challenges / Introducing Filipino WordNet / Foundation and Structure of Developing an Assamese WordNet / Collaboraive Management of KYOTO Multilingual Knowledge Base: The Wikyoto Knowledge Editor / Resources for Extending the PolNet-Polish WordNet with a Verbal Component / Rejuvenating the Italian WordNet: Upgrading, Standardising, Extending / The Need for Amharic WordNet / Wordventure Developing WordNet in Wikipedia-like Style / Adding Information to a Terminological Database by Means of Image Files / Online Multilingual Amarakosa: the Relational Lexical Database / Eurown: an Euro WordNet Module for Python.

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