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Are there just WordNets or also SignNets?

Ineke Schuurman; Thierry Declerck; Caro Brosens; Margot Janssens; Vincent Vandeghinste; Bram Vanroy
In: German Rigau; Francis Bond (Hrsg.). Proceedings of the 12th Global Wordnet Conference. Global WordNet Conference (GWC-2023), January 23-27, San Sebastian, Spain, Global WordNet Association, 1/2023.


For Sign Languages (SLs), can we create a SignNet, like a WordNet for spoken languages: a network of semantic relations between constitutive elements of SLs? We first discuss approaches that link SL data to wordnets, or integrate such elements with some adaptations into the structure of WordNet. Then, we present requirements for a SignNet, which is built on SL data and then linked to WordNet.