LREC 2000 2nd International Conference on Language Resources & Evaluation

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Title Reusing the Mikrokosmos Ontology for Concept-based Multilingual Terminology Databases
Authors Moreno Antonio (Universidad de Málaga, F. Filosofía y Letras, Campus de Teatinos, 29071 Málaga, Spain,
Pérez Chantal (Universidad de Málaga F. Filosofía y Letras, Campus de Teatinos 29071 Málaga, Spain
Session Session TP1 - Terminology
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Abstract This paper reports work carried out within a multilingual terminology project (OncoTerm) in which the Mikrokosmos ( µK) ontology (Mahesh, 1996; Viegas et al 1999) has been used as a language independent conceptual structure to achieve a truly concept-based terminology database (termbase, for short). The original ontology, containing nearly 4,700 concepts and available in Lisp-like format (January 1997 version), was first converted into a set of tables in a relational database. A specific software tool was developed in order to edit and browse this resource. This tool has now been integrated within a termbase editor and released under the name of OntoTerm™. In this paper we focus on the suitability of the µK ontology for the representation of domain-specific knowledge and its associated lexical items.