KYOTO: A system for mining, structuring, and distributing knowledge across languages and cultures

Piek Vossen, Eneko Agirre, Nicoletta Calzolari, Christiane Fellbaum, Shu Kai Hsieh, Chu Ren Huang, Hitoshi Isahara, Kyoko Kanzaki, Andrea Marchetti, Monica Monachini, Federico Neri, Remo Raffaelli, German Rigau, Maurizio Tescon, Joop Vangent

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Abstract

We outline work performed within the framework of a current EC project. The goal is to construct a language-independent information system for a specific domain (environment/ecology/biodiversity) anchored in a language-independent ontology that is linked to wordnets in seven languages. For each language, information extraction and identification of lexicalized concepts with ontological entries is carried out by text miners ("Kybots"). The mapping of language-specific lexemes to the ontology allows for crosslinguistic identification and translation of equivalent terms. The infrastructure developed within this project enables long-range knowledge sharing and transfer across many languages and cultures, addressing the need for global and uniform transition of knowledge beyond the specific domains addressed here.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2008
PublisherEuropean Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Pages1462-1469
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)2951740840, 9782951740846
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event6th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2008 - Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 28 May 200830 May 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 6th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2008

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2008
CountryMorocco
CityMarrakech
Period28/05/0830/05/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Linguistics and Language
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Education

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