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Beyond the Synset: Synonyms in Collaboratively Constructed Semantic Resources

Matuschek, Michael and Gurevych, Iryna
Arppe, Antti (ed.) (2010):
Beyond the Synset: Synonyms in Collaboratively Constructed Semantic Resources.
In: Workshop on Computational Approaches to Synonymy at the Symposium on Re-Thinking Synonymy, [Online-Edition: http://www.linguistics.fi/synonymy/book_of_abstracts.pdf],
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Abstract

We present a comparative analysis of synonyms in collaboratively constructed and linguistic lexical semantic resources and its implications for NLP research. Our focus is on the Wiki-based resources constructed mostly by non-experts on the Web which lack any principled linguistic guidelines and rely on user collaboration for quality management, as opposed to conventional sources of synonyms such as WordNet or thesauri. The most prominent examples are Wikipedia (a free Encyclopedia) and its dictionary spin-offs Wiktionary and OmegaWiki , where the latter has a strong focus on crosslinguality. We examine three major ways how synonyms emerge in these resources, all of which imply a different operational definition of synonymy. We then discuss how these synonyms can be mined and used building upon previous research in this field.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Erschienen: 2010
Editors: Arppe, Antti
Creators: Matuschek, Michael and Gurevych, Iryna
Title: Beyond the Synset: Synonyms in Collaboratively Constructed Semantic Resources
Language: English
Abstract:

We present a comparative analysis of synonyms in collaboratively constructed and linguistic lexical semantic resources and its implications for NLP research. Our focus is on the Wiki-based resources constructed mostly by non-experts on the Web which lack any principled linguistic guidelines and rely on user collaboration for quality management, as opposed to conventional sources of synonyms such as WordNet or thesauri. The most prominent examples are Wikipedia (a free Encyclopedia) and its dictionary spin-offs Wiktionary and OmegaWiki , where the latter has a strong focus on crosslinguality. We examine three major ways how synonyms emerge in these resources, all of which imply a different operational definition of synonymy. We then discuss how these synonyms can be mined and used building upon previous research in this field.

Title of Book: Workshop on Computational Approaches to Synonymy at the Symposium on Re-Thinking Synonymy
Uncontrolled Keywords: UKP_a_SIM;UKP_s_JOWKL
Divisions: 20 Department of Computer Science
20 Department of Computer Science > Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing
Date Deposited: 31 Dec 2016 14:29
Official URL: http://www.linguistics.fi/synonymy/book_of_abstracts.pdf
Identification Number: TUD-CS-2010-0170
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