OntoWiktionary: Constructing an Ontology from the Collaborative Online Dictionary Wiktionary

OntoWiktionary: Constructing an Ontology from the Collaborative Online Dictionary Wiktionary

Christian M. Meyer (Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany) and Iryna Gurevych (Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany)
Copyright: © 2012 |Pages: 31
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0188-8.ch006

Abstract

For constructing their ontology OntoWiktionary, the authors present a two-step approach that involves (1) harvesting structured knowledge from Wiktionary and (2) ontologizing this knowledge (i.e., the formation of ontological concepts and relationships from the harvested knowledge). They evaluate their approach based on human judgments and find their new ontology to be of overall good quality. To encourage further research in this field, the authors make the final OntoWiktionary publicly available and suggest integrating this novel resource with the linked data cloud as well as other existing ontology projects.
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Background

Before taking a deeper look at Wiktionary and our ontology construction architecture, we introduce the notation used throughout the chapter and relate our approach to previous work in the area of both ontology construction in general and particularly in the context of collaborative resources.

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