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DEB Tools for Merging Linguistic Resources



Year of publication 2006
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Proceedings of the Workshop on Layering Linguistic Information, LREC 2006
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Informatics

Field Informatics
Keywords linguistic resources; DEB platform
Description In this paper we present new tools based on client/server XML database system called DEB II. Thanks to the versatility of the XML format used, this platform enables us to cover various applications, namely the management of the electronic readable dictionaries, wordnet-like lexical databases as well as ontologies for Semantic Web applications. In the paper the attention will be paid mainly to the tool DEBVisDic which allows us to merge different lexical resources and appears as an appropriate tool for future standardization of wordnet-like databases. First, the main features of the DEBII dictionary writing platform are outlined, and the implementation strategies of both server and the client part of the DEBII platform are briefly characterized. Second, the tool DEBVisDic, a complete re-implementation of the successful wordnet editor and browser VisDic used in the Balkanet EU project, is presented and its functionality is described. We also pay attention to merging lexical data, particularly the list of Czech valency frames VerbaLex, developed separately in XML format, with Czech Wordnet. We show an example of the merge which also indicates how DEBVisDic can serve as a means for such kind of integration. We also point out that this type of merge can be extended to other languages as it was done with Bulgarian and Romanian in Balkanet project.
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