Towards a standardized linguistic annotation of the textual content of labels in Knowledge Representation Systems

Thierry Declerck, Piroska Lendvai

In: LREC 2010- The seventh international conference on Language Resources and Evaluation. International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC-10) May 19-21 Valetta Malta ELRA 2010.


We propose applying standardized linguistic annotation to terms included in labels of knowledge representation schemes (taxonomies or ontologies), hypothesizing that this would help improving ontology-based semantic annotation of texts. We share the view that currently used methods for including lexical and terminological information in such hierarchical networks of concepts are not satisfactory, and thus put forward "as a preliminary step to our annotation goal " a model for modular representation of conceptual, terminological and linguistic information within knowledge representation systems. Our CTL model is based on two recent initiatives that describe the representation of terminologies and lexicons in ontologies: the Terminae method for building terminological and ontological models from text (Aussenac-Gilles et al., 2008), and the LexInfo metamodel for ontology lexica (Buitelaar et al., 2009).


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Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence