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Multilingual Terminology Acquisition for Ontology-based Information Extraction

Christian Federmann; Dagmar Gromann; Thierry Declerck; Sabine Hunsicker; Hans-Ulrich Krieger; Gerhard Budin
In: Guadalupe Aguado de Cea; Mari Carmen Suárez-Figueroa; Raúl García-Castro; Elena Montiel-Ponsoda (Hrsg.). Proceedings of the 10th Terminology and Knowledge Engineering Conference. Terminology and Knowledge Engineering Conference (TKE-2012), New frontiers in the constructive symbiosis of terminology and knowledge engineering, June 20-21, Madrid, Spain, Pages 166-175, TKE, Madrid, 6/2012.


We present current work on the automated acquisition of multilingual terms for labels of ontologies in the financial domain. The main approach consists in harvesting multilingual web pages of stock exchanges, and to extract the relevant data encoded in HTML feature structures from them. Out of these feature structures, we extract and align the multilingual vocabulary that can be used either in labels of classes or properties defined in ontologies, or as part of the value of properties. We also discuss the use of standardized terminological frameworks for improving and validating the results of the automated extraction of multilingual term candidates.