Journal of Zhejiang University-SCIENCE A

, Volume 8, Issue 6, pp 864–870 | Cite as

An OWL-based WordNet lexical ontology

  • Huang Xiao-xi 
  • Zhou Chang-le 


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.

Key words

WordNet Web Ontology Language (OWL) Semantic Web Ontology Natural Language Processing (NLP) 

CLC number

TP18 H03 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Huang Xiao-xi 
    • 1
    • 2
  • Zhou Chang-le 
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Computer Science and TechnologyZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina
  2. 2.Center for the Study of Language and CognitionZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina
  3. 3.Institute of Artificial IntelligenceXiamen UniversityXiamenChina

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