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Semi-automatic Linking of New Czech Synsets Using Princeton WordNet



Year of publication 2008
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Intelligent Information Systems XVI, Proceedings of the International IIS'08 Conference
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Faculty of Informatics

Field Use of computers, robotics and its application
Keywords WordNet; Verbalex; Czech; linking; translation; dictionary
Description In this paper we discuss extending Czech WordNet with verb synsets coming from the Verbalex database of Czech valency frames. One of the main tasks involved is linking newly added verb synsets to their Czech hypernyms and their English counterparts in Princeton WordNet. To spare the human lexicographers from tedious work, and to make the task more efficient, we have developed WordNet Assistant, a software tool that helps locate the relevant synset(s) in the already existing structures. According to our experience so far, this tool is of great advantage when incorporating new synsets to Czech WordNet, and we regard it as a worthwhile facility when extending WordNets also for other languages.
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