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Title A Large DataBase of Hypernymy Relations Extracted from the Web.
Authors Julian Seitner, Christian Bizer, Kai Eckert, Stefano Faralli, Robert Meusel, Heiko Paulheim and Simone Paolo Ponzetto
Abstract "Hypernymy relations (those where an hyponym term shares a ""isa"" relationship with his hypernym) play a key role for many Natural Language Processing (NLP) tasks, e.g.\ ontology learning, automatically building or extending knowledge bases, or word sense disambiguation and induction. In fact, such relations may provide the basis for the construction of more complex structures such as taxonomies, or be used as effective background knowledge for many word understanding applications. We present a publicly available database containing more than 400 million hypernymy relations we extracted from the CommonCrawl web corpus. We describe the infrastructure we developed to iterate over the web corpus for extracting the hypernymy relations and store them effectively into a large database. This collection of relations represents a rich source of knowledge and may be useful for many researchers. We offer the tuple dataset for public download and an Application Programming Interface (API) to help other researchers programmatically query the database."
Topics Information Extraction, Information Retrieval, Tools, Systems, Applications, Text Mining
Full paper A Large DataBase of Hypernymy Relations Extracted from the Web.
Bibtex @InProceedings{SEITNER16.204,
  author = {Julian Seitner and Christian Bizer and Kai Eckert and Stefano Faralli and Robert Meusel and Heiko Paulheim and Simone Paolo Ponzetto},
  title = {A Large DataBase of Hypernymy Relations Extracted from the Web.},
  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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