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Title Enriching a Portuguese WordNet using Synonyms from a Monolingual Dictionary
Authors Alberto Simões, Xavier Gómez Guinovart and José João Almeida
Abstract In this article we present an exploratory approach to enrich a WordNet-like lexical ontology with the synonyms present in a standard monolingual Portuguese dictionary. The dictionary was converted from PDF into XML and senses were automatically identified and annotated. This allowed us to extract them, independently of definitions, and to create sets of synonyms (synsets). These synsets were then aligned with WordNet synsets, both in the same language (Portuguese) and projecting the Portuguese terms into English, Spanish and Galician. This process allowed both the addition of new term variants to existing synsets, as to create new synsets for Portuguese.
Topics Lexicon, Lexical Database, Other
Full paper Enriching a Portuguese WordNet using Synonyms from a Monolingual Dictionary
Bibtex @InProceedings{SIMES16.1052,
  author = {Alberto Simões and Xavier Gómez Guinovart and José João Almeida},
  title = {Enriching a Portuguese WordNet using Synonyms from a Monolingual Dictionary},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016)},
  year = {2016},
  month = {may},
  date = {23-28},
  location = {Portoro┼ż, Slovenia},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference Chair) and Khalid Choukri and Thierry Declerck and Sara Goggi and Marko Grobelnik and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Helene Mazo and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  address = {Paris, France},
  isbn = {978-2-9517408-9-1},
  language = {english}
 }
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