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Here be dragons? The perils and promises of inter-resource lexical-semantic mapping

Lars Borin
Språkbanken, Department of Swedish, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Richard Johansson
Språkbanken, Department of Swedish, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Luis Nieto Piña
Språkbanken, Department of Swedish, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

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Published in: Proceedings of the Workshop on Semantic resources and Semantic Annotation for Natural Language Processing and the Digital Humanities at NODALIDA 2015, Vilnius, 11th May, 2015

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 112:2, p. 1–11

NEALT Proceedings Series 27:2, p. 1–11

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Published: 2015-05-06

ISBN: 978-91-7519-049-5

ISSN: 1650-3686 (print), 1650-3740 (online)


Lexical-semantic knowledges sources are a stock item in the language technologist’s toolbox, having proved their practical worth in many and diverse natural language processing (NLP) applications. In linguistics, lexical semantics comes in many flavors, but in the NLP world, wordnets reign more or less supreme. There has been some promising work utilizing Roget-style thesauruses instead, but wider experimentation is hampered by the limited availability of such resources. The work presented here is a first step in the direction of creating a freely available Roget-style lexical resource for modern Swedish. Here, we explore methods for automatic disambiguation of interresource mappings with the longer-term goal of utilizing similar techniques for automatic enrichment of lexical-semantic resources.


thesaurus; word sense disambiguation; inter-resource mapping; corpus-based word semantics; lexicon based word semantics; SALDO; Roget


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