Porting a Crowd-Sourced German Lexical Semantics Resource to Ontolex-Lemon

Thierry Declerck, Melanie Siegel

In: Iztok Kosem, Tanara Zingano Kuhn, Margarita Correia, José Pedro Ferreria, Maarten Jansen, Isabel Pereira, Jelena Kallas, Miloš Jakubíček, Simon Krek, Carole Tiberius (editor). Proceedings of the eLex 2019 conference. Biennial Conference on Electronic Lexicography (eLex-2019) Electronic lexicography in the 21st century. October 1-3 Sintra Portugal Pages 970-984 ISBN 2533-5626 Lexical Computing CZ s.r.o. Brno 10/2019.


In this paper we present our work consisting of mapping the recently created open source German lexical semantics resource “Open-de-WordNet” (OdeNet) into the OntoLex-Lemon format. OdeNet was originally created in order to be integrated in the Open Multilingual Wordnet initiative. One motivation for porting OdeNet to OntoLex-Lemon is to publish in the Linguistic Linked Open Data cloud this new WordNet-compliant resource for German. At the same time we can with the help of OntoLex-Lemon link the lemmas of OdeNet to full lexical descriptions and so extend the linguistic coverage of this new WordNet resource, as we did for French, Italian and Spanish wordnets included in the Open Multilingual Wordnet collection. As a side effect, the porting of OdeNet to OntoLex-Lemon helped in discovering some issues in the original data.

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German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence
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