DFKI-LT - Accessing and Standardizing Wiktionary Lexical Entries for the Translation of Labels in Cultural Heritage Taxonomies

Thierry Declerck, Karlheinz Mörth, Piroska Lendvai
Accessing and Standardizing Wiktionary Lexical Entries for the Translation of Labels in Cultural Heritage Taxonomies
in: Nicoletta Calzolari, Khalid Choukri, Thierry Declerck, Mehmet Uğur Doğan, Bente Maegaard, Joseph Mariani, Jan Odijk, Stelios Piperidis (eds.):
2 Proceedings of the Eigth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'12), Istanbul, Turkey, ELRA, European Language Resources Association (ELRA), Paris, France, Paris, 5/2012
 
We describe the usefulness of Wiktionary, the freely available web-based lexical resource, in providing multilingual extensions to catalogues that serve content-based indexing of folktales and related narratives. We develop conversion tools between Wiktionary and TEI, using ISO standards (LMF, MAF), to make such resources available to both the Digital Humanities community and the Language Resources community. The converted data can be queried via a web interface, while the tools of the workflow are to be released with an open source license. We report on the actual state and functionality of our tools and analyse some shortcomings of Wiktionary, as well as potential domains of application.
 
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