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Harmonizing Lexical Data for their Linking to Knowledge Objects in the Linked Data Framework

Thierry Declerck
In: Proceedings of the Workshop on Lexical and Grammatical Resources for Language Processing. Workshop on Lexical and Grammatical Resources for Language Processing (LG-LP-14), located at 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, August 24, Dublin, Ireland, The COLING 2014 Organizing Committe, Dublin, 8/2014.


In this position paper we discuss some of the experiences we made in describing lexical data using representation formalisms that are compatible for the publication of such data in the Linked Data framework. While we see a huge potential in the emerging Linguistic Linked Open Data, also supporting the publication of less-resourced language data on the same plat-form as for mainstream languages, we are wondering if, parallel to the widening of linking language data to both other language data and encyclopaedic knowledge present in the Linked Data cloud, it would not be beneficial to give more focus more on harmonization and merging of RDF encoded lexical data, instead of establishing links between such resources in the Linked Data.