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Ontologies for Multilingual Extraction

By Deryle W. Lonsdale, David W. Embley and Stephen W. Liddle


In our global society, multilingual barriers sometimes prohibit and often discourage people from accessing a wider variety of goods and services. We propose multilingual extraction ontologies as an approach to resolving these issues. Our ontologies provide a conceptual framework for a narrow domain of interest. Grounding narrow-domain ontologies linguistically enables them to map relevant utterances and text to meaningful concepts in the ontology. Our prior work includes leveraging large-scale lexicons and terminology resources for grounding and augmenting ontological content [14]. Linguistically grounding ontologies in multiple languages enables cross-language communication within the scope of the various ontologies ’ domains. We quantify the success of linguistically grounded ontologies by measuring precision and recall of extracted concepts, and we can gauge the success of automated cross-linguistic-mapping construction by measuring the speed of creation and the accuracy of generated lexical resources. 1

Year: 2011
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