Language Resources and Linked Data: A Practical Perspective

  • Jorge Gracia
  • Daniel Vila-Suero
  • John P. McCrae
  • Tiziano Flati
  • Ciro Baron
  • Milan Dojchinovski
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8982)

Abstract

Recently, experts and practitioners in language resources have started recognizing the benefits of the linked data (LD) paradigm for the representation and exploitation of linguistic data on the Web. The adoption of the LD principles is leading to an emerging ecosystem of multilingual open resources that conform to the Linguistic Linked Open Data Cloud, in which datasets of linguistic data are interconnected and represented following common vocabularies, which facilitates linguistic information discovery, integration and access. In order to contribute to this initiative, this paper summarizes several key aspects of the representation of linguistic information as linked data from a practical perspective. The main goal of this document is to provide the basic ideas and tools for migrating language resources (lexicons, corpora, etc.) as LD on the Web and to develop some useful NLP tasks with them (e.g., word sense disambiguation). Such material was the basis of a tutorial imparted at the EKAW’14 conference, which is also reported in the paper.

Keywords

Linked data Language resources Multilingual web of data 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jorge Gracia
    • 1
  • Daniel Vila-Suero
    • 1
  • John P. McCrae
    • 2
  • Tiziano Flati
    • 3
  • Ciro Baron
    • 4
  • Milan Dojchinovski
    • 5
  1. 1.Ontology Engineering GroupUniversidad Politécnica de MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.CITECUniversity of BielefeldBielefeldGermany
  3. 3.LCLSapienza Università di RomaRomaItaly
  4. 4.AKSWUniversity of LeipzigLeipzigGermany
  5. 5.Czech Technical University in PraguePrahaCzech Republic

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