The WordNet Weaver: Multi-criteria Voting for Semi-automatic Extension of a Wordnet

  • Maciej Piasecki
  • Bartosz Broda
  • Michał Marcińczuk
  • Stan Szpakowicz
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5549)


The WordNet Weaver application supports extension of a new wordnet. One of its functions is to suggest lexical units semantically close to a given unit. Suggestions arise from activation-area attachment – multi-criteria voting based on several algorithms that score semantic relatedness. We present the contributing algorithms and the method of combining them. Starting from a manually constructed core wordnet and a list of over 1000 units to add, we observed a linguist at work.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maciej Piasecki
    • 1
  • Bartosz Broda
    • 1
  • Michał Marcińczuk
    • 1
  • Stan Szpakowicz
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Applied InformaticsWrocław University of TechnologyPoland
  2. 2.School of Information Technology and EngineeringUniversity of OttawaCanada
  3. 3.Institute of Computer SciencePolish Academy of SciencesPoland

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