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Mapping a Lexical Semantic Resource to a Common Framework of Computational Lexicons

  • Milena Slavcheva
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7499)

Abstract

In recent years the proliferation of language resources has brought up the question of their interoperability, reuse and integration. Currently, it is appropriate not only to produce a language resource, but to connect it to prominent frameworks and global infrastructures. This paper presents the mapping of SemInVeSt – a knowledge base of the semantics of verb-centred structures in Bulgarian, French and Hungarian, to the Lexical Markup Framework (LMF) – an abstract metamodel, providing a common, standardized framework for the representation of computational lexicons. SemInVeSt and LMF share their underlying models, that is, both are based on the four-layer metamodel architecture of the Unified Modeling Language (UML). A two-step mapping of the SemInVeSt and LMF models is considered: the first step provides an LMF conformant schema of SemInVeSt as a multilingual lexical resource with a reference to an external system containing the semantic descriptors of the lexical units; the second step implies an LMF conformant representation of the semantic descriptors themselves, which are a product of the application of the Unified Eventity Representation (UER) – a cognitive theoretical approach to verb semantics and a graphical formalism, based on UML.

Keywords

lexical semantics multilingual resources verb-centred structures eventity frames 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Milena Slavcheva
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  1. 1.Institute of Information and Communication TechnologiesBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria

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