, Volume 8, Issue 6, pp 864-870

An OWL-based WordNet lexical ontology

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Abstract

This paper discribes a data representation for WordNet 2.1 based on Web Ontology Language (OWL). The main components of WordNet database are transformed as classes in OWL, and the relations between synsets or lexcial words are transformed as OWL properties. Our conversion is based on the data file of WordNet instead of the Prolog database. This work can be used to enrich the work in progress of standard conversion of WordNet to the RDF/OWL representation at W3C.

Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 60373080) and the 985 Project of Zhejiang University, China