Collaborative Tools: From Wiktionary to LMF, for Synchronic and Diachronic Language Data

Thierry Declerck, Pirsoka Lendvai, Karl-Heinz Mörth

In: Gil Francopoulo . LMF Lexical Markup Framework. Chapter 12 ISBN 978-1-84821-430-9 Wiley-ISTE London 3/2013.


In this chapter, we describe the general benefits provided by the collaborative Wiktionary effort, but stress at the same the lack of standardisation in those resources, and so the difficulty to make a wide use of the resource. We point to already existing work in the field of senses, in which the use of LMF has shown to be very beneficial for accessing the semantic information contained in a subset of Wiktionaries and to merge those with other lexical semantic resources. We are advocating for an extension of this approach to all linguistic information included in Wiktionaries, and thus to map Wiktionary into LMF.


German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz