Methods and Tools for Encoding the WordNet.Br Sentences, Concept Glosses, and Conceptual-Semantic Relations

  • Bento C. Dias-da-Silva
  • Ariani Di Felippo
  • Ricardo Hasegawa
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3960)


This paper presents the overall methodology that has been used to encode both the Brazilian Portuguese WordNet (WordNet.Br) standard language-independent conceptual-semantic relations (hyponymy, co-hyponymy, meronymy, cause, and entailment) and the so-called cross-lingual conceptual-semantic relations between different wordnets. Accordingly, after contextualizing the project and outlining the current lexical database structure and statistics, it describes the WordNet.Br editing GUI that was designed to aid the linguist in carrying out the tasks of building synsets, selecting sample sentences from corpora, writing synset concept glosses, and encoding both language-independent conceptual-semantic relations and cross-lingual conceptual-semantic relations between WordNet.Br and Princeton WordNet.


Syntactic Category Lexical Database Caixa Postal Human Language Technology Standard Dictionary 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bento C. Dias-da-Silva
    • 1
  • Ariani Di Felippo
    • 2
  • Ricardo Hasegawa
    • 2
  1. 1.Centro de Estudos Lingüísticos e Computacionais da Linguagem – CELiC, Faculdade de Ciências e Letras – Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)AraraquaraBrazil
  2. 2.Núcleo Interinstitucional de Lingüística Computacional – NILC, Instituto de Ciências Matemáticas e de Computação – Universidade de SãoPaulo (USP)São CarlosBrazil

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