CONTO.PT: Groundwork for the Automatic Creation of a Fuzzy Portuguese Wordnet

Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-41552-9_29

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9727)
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Gonçalo Oliveira H. (2016) CONTO.PT: Groundwork for the Automatic Creation of a Fuzzy Portuguese Wordnet. In: Silva J., Ribeiro R., Quaresma P., Adami A., Branco A. (eds) Computational Processing of the Portuguese Language. PROPOR 2016. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 9727. Springer, Cham


There are several lexical resources available for the computational processing of Portuguese, organised differently and created by different people with different approaches and limitations. This paper presents the first experiments towards the exploitation of seven of those resources in the automatic creation of a large wordnet, where numerical scores are assigned to the inclusion of words in synsets and to the connection of synsets by semantic relations. Experiments confirm that a large wordnet can indeed be created and, to some extent, computed scores can be used as a confidence measure, which will enable the users to select only a portion of the resource, depending on the needs of their application on quantity and quality of lexical-semantic knowledge.


Wordnet Semantic relations Confidence Redundancy Fuzzy 

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CISUC, Department of Informatics EngineeringUniversity of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal

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