Automatic Identification and Disambiguation of Concepts and Named Entities in the Multilingual Wikipedia

  • Federico ScozzafavaEmail author
  • Alessandro Raganato
  • Andrea Moro
  • Roberto Navigli
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9336)


In this paper we present an automatic multilingual annotation of the Wikipedia dumps in two languages, with both word senses (i.e. concepts) and named entities. We use Babelfy 1.0, a state-of-the-art multilingual Word Sense Disambiguation and Entity Linking system. As its reference inventory, Babelfy draws upon BabelNet 3.0, a very large multilingual encyclopedic dictionary and semantic network which connects concepts and named entities in 271 languages from different inventories, such as WordNet, Open Multilingual WordNet, Wikipedia, OmegaWiki, Wiktionary and Wikidata. In addition, we perform both an automatic evaluation of the dataset and a language-specific statistical analysis. In detail, we investigate the word sense distributions by part-of-speech and language, together with the similarity of the annotated entities and concepts for a random sample of interlinked Wikipedia pages in different languages. The annotated corpora are available at


Semantic annotation Named entities Word senses Disambiguation Multilinguality Corpus annotation Sense annotation Word sense disambiguation Entity linking 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Federico Scozzafava
    • 1
    Email author
  • Alessandro Raganato
    • 1
  • Andrea Moro
    • 1
  • Roberto Navigli
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di InformaticaSapienza Università di RomaRomaItaly

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