Building the Italian Component of EuroWordNet: a Language-specific Perspective.

Page249-258
AuthorAdriana Roventini, Francesca Bertagna, Nicoletta Calzolari, Carol Peters
TitleBuilding the Italian Component of EuroWordNet: a Language-specific Perspective.
AbstractThe approach being followed to build a semantic database or wordnet for Italian within the framework of the EuroWordNet project is discussed. The emphasis is on the strategies employed to ensure that the monolingual database is linguistically coherent while, at the same time, guaranteeing compatibility with the other components of the project. The paper is divided into two main sections in which we deal with the monolingual and multilingual aspects of the work respectively. In the first part we describe the construction of the core entities of the Italian wordnet - the synsets - and the difficulties encountered when building coherent linguistic/semantic taxonomies. The second part will briefly present the problems faced and the methodology being adopted for a semi-automatic mapping of the Italian lexical data to the Interlingual Index of Euro Wordnet
SessionPART 2 - Computational Lexicology and Lexicography
KeywordsLexical semantics, EuroWordNet, Italian semantic database, Cross-language mapping
BibTex
@InProceedings{ELX98_1-030,
author = {Adriana Roventini, Francesca Bertagna, Nicoletta Calzolari, Carol Peters},
title = {Building the Italian Component of EuroWordNet: a Language-specific Perspective.},
pages = {249-258},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 8th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {1998},
month = {aug},
date = {4-8},
address = {Liège, Belgium},
editor = {Thierry Fontenelle, Philippe Hiligsmann, Archibald Michiels, André Moulin, Siegfried Theissen},
publisher = {Euralex},
isbn = {2-87233-091-7},
}
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