The Integral Dictionary: An Ontological Resource for the Semantic Web Integration of EuroWordNet, Balkanet, TID, and SUMO


Dominique Dutoit (1, 2), Pierre Nugues (3), Patrick de Torcy (1)

(1) Memodata, 17, rue Dumont d'Urville, F-14000 Caen, France, d.dutoit@memodata.com, p.detorcy@memodata.com; (2) Université de Caen, CRISCO, F-14032 Caen, France; (3) Lund University, LTH, Department of Computer science, Box 118, S-221 00 Lund, Sweden Pierre.Nugues@cs.lth.se




The semantic organization of the web is one the major challenges for the future of the Internet. This important task may be based on the development of new approaches, taking the risk of reinventing the wheel, or may consider the previous efforts and successes, offering the opportunity to move research to market. This paper is a technical study that examines issues related to the latter possibility. We will first consider the structure of the Suggested Upper Merged Ontology (SUMO), which is a general proposal on the semantic web. We will then outline the challenges and possible strategies to integrate two existing ontologies, Wordnet for the English language and the Integral Dictionary for French (TID), to SUMO. Then, we will discuss the motivation of the mappings.


Semantic web, ontologies, lexicology

Language(s) French, English, Italian, Spanish, German, Dutch, Portuguese, Balkan languages
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