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Semantic Interoperability of Multilingual Language Resources by Automatic Mapping

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The PMKI project is an European Commission action aiming to create a public multilingual knowledge management infrastructure to support e-commerce solutions in a multilingual environment. Such infrastructure will consist in a set of tools able to create interoperability between multilingual classification systems (like thesauri) and other language resources, so that they can be easily accessible through a Web dissemination platform and reusable by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), as well as by public administrations. In this paper the standards used to represent language resources and a methodology for automatic mapping between thesauri, based on an information retrieval framework, are presented.


  • Semantic interoperability
  • Language resources
  • Information retrieval
  • Semantic mapping
  • Ontolex-Lemon

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    ISA2: Interoperability solutions for public administrations, businesses and citizens (

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    ELRC: the European Language Resource Coordination action launched by the European Commission as part of the CEF.AT platform activities, to identify and gather language data across all 30 European countries participating in the CEF programme. More information can be found here:

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    Linguistic expressions by single or multi words.

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    Statistics on terms to obtain weighted entries are not possible since document collections are not available (schema-based thesaurus mapping).

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Schmitz, P., Francesconi, E., Hajlaoui, N., Batouche, B., Stellato, A. (2018). Semantic Interoperability of Multilingual Language Resources by Automatic Mapping. In: Kő, A., Francesconi, E. (eds) Electronic Government and the Information Systems Perspective. EGOVIS 2018. Lecture Notes in Computer Science(), vol 11032. Springer, Cham.

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