New Trends of Research in Ontologies and Lexical Resources

Ideas, Projects, Systems

  • Alessandro Oltramari
  • Piek Vossen
  • Lu Qin
  • Eduard Hovy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Alessandro Oltramari, Piek Vossen, Lu Qin, Eduard Hovy
    Pages 1-3
  3. Achieving the Interoperability of Linguistic Resources in the Semantic Web

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Christian Chiarcos, John McCrae, Philipp Cimiano, Christiane Fellbaum
      Pages 7-25
    3. Philipp Cimiano, John McCrae, Paul Buitelaar, Elena Montiel-Ponsoda
      Pages 43-62
  4. Event Analysis from Text and Multimedia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Piek Vossen, Eneko Agirre, German Rigau, Aitor Soroa
      Pages 65-90
    3. R. Cattoni, F. Corcoglioniti, C. Girardi, B. Magnini, L. Serafini, R. Zanoli
      Pages 91-112
    4. Mario Cataldi, Rossana Damiano, Vincenzo Lombardo, Antonio Pizzo
      Pages 113-134
    5. Alessandro Oltramari, Christian Lebiere
      Pages 135-154
  5. Enhancing NLP with Ontologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Sylvie Ranwez, Benjamin Duthil, Mohameth François Sy, Jacky Montmain, Patrick Augereau, Vincent Ranwez
      Pages 209-231
  6. Sentiment Analysis Thorugh Lexicon and Ontologies

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 277-282

About this book


In order to exchange knowledge, humans need to share a common lexicon of words as well as

to access the world models underlying that lexicon. What is a natural process for a human turns out to be an extremely hard task for a machine: computers can’t represent knowledge as effectively as humans do, which hampers, for example, meaning disambiguation and communication. Applied ontologies and NLP have been developed to face these challenges. Integrating ontologies with (possibly multilingual) lexical resources is an essential requirement to make human language understandable by machines, and also to enable interoperability and computability across information systems and, ultimately, in the Web.  

This book explores recent advances in the integration of ontologies and lexical resources, including questions such as building the required infrastructure (e.g., the Semantic Web) and different formalisms, methods and platforms for eliciting, analyzing and encoding knowledge contents (e.g., multimedia, emotions, events, etc.).  The contributors look towards next-generation technologies, shifting the focus from the state of the art to the future of Ontologies and Lexical Resources.  This work will be of interest to research scientists, graduate students, and professionals in the fields of knowledge engineering, computational linguistics, and semantic technologies. 



Applied Ontology Computational Linguistics Knowledge Engineering Semantic Technologies Semantic Web

Editors and affiliations

  • Alessandro Oltramari
    • 1
  • Piek Vossen
    • 2
  • Lu Qin
    • 3
  • Eduard Hovy
    • 4
  1. 1.Psychology DepartmentCarnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Faculty of Arts, Language, Cognition andVrije University AmsterdamAmsterdamNetherlands
  3. 3.Department of ComputingHong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHong KongHong Kong SAR
  4. 4.Language Technologies InstituteCarnegie Mellon UniversityMarina Del ReyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science Computer Science (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-31781-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-31782-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-032X
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-0338
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