Extending the Galician Wordnet Using a Multilingual Bible Through Lexical Alignment and Semantic Annotation

Authors Alberto Simões , Xavier Gómez Guinovart

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Alberto Simões
  • Applied Artificial Intelligence Lab (2Ai Lab), Instituto Politécnico do Cávado e do Ave, Barcelos, Portugal
Xavier Gómez Guinovart
  • Galician Language Technology and Applications (TALG Group), Universidade de Vigo, Galiza, Spain

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Alberto Simões and Xavier Gómez Guinovart. Extending the Galician Wordnet Using a Multilingual Bible Through Lexical Alignment and Semantic Annotation. In 7th Symposium on Languages, Applications and Technologies (SLATE 2018). Open Access Series in Informatics (OASIcs), Volume 62, pp. 14:1-14:13, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2018)


In this paper we describe the methodology and evaluation of the expansion of Galnet - the Galician wordnet - using a multilingual Bible through lexical alignment and semantic annotation. For this experiment we used the Galician, Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan and English versions of the Bible. They were annotated with part-of-speech and WordNet sense using FreeLing. The resulting synsets were aligned, and new variants for the Galician language were extracted. After manual evaluation the approach presented a 96.8% accuracy.

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  • Computing methodologies → Language resources
  • Computing methodologies → Lexical semantics
  • WordNet
  • lexical acquisition
  • parallel corpora
  • semantic annotation


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