A System for Exposing Linguistic Linked Open Data

  • Emanuele Di Buccio
  • Giorgio Maria Di Nunzio
  • Gianmaria Silvello
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7489)

Abstract

In this paper we introduce the Atlante Sintattico d’Italia, Syntactic Atlas of Italy (ASIt) enterprise which is a linguistic project aiming to account for minimally different variants within a sample of closely related languages. One of the main goals of ASIt is to share and make linguistic data re-usable. In order to create a universally available resource and be compliant with other relevant linguistic projects, we define a Resource Description Framework (RDF) model for the ASIt linguistic data thus providing an instrument to expose these data as Linked Open Data (LOD). By exploiting RDF native capabilities we overcome the ASIt methodological and technical peculiarities and enable different linguistic projects to read, manipulate and re-use linguistic data.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Emanuele Di Buccio
    • 1
  • Giorgio Maria Di Nunzio
    • 1
  • Gianmaria Silvello
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Information EngineeringUniversity of PaduaItaly

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