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Title Lexical Coverage Evaluation of Large-scale Multilingual Semantic Lexicons for Twelve Languages
Authors Scott Piao, Paul Rayson, Dawn Archer, Francesca Bianchi, Carmen Dayrell, Mahmoud El-Haj, Ricardo-María Jiménez, Dawn Knight, Michal Křen, Laura Löfberg, Rao Muhammad Adeel Nawab, Jawad Shafi, Phoey Lee Teh and Olga Mudraya
Abstract The last two decades have seen the development of various semantic lexical resources such as WordNet (Miller, 1995) and the USAS semantic lexicon (Rayson et al., 2004), which have played an important role in the areas of natural language processing and corpus-based studies. Recently, increasing efforts have been devoted to extending the semantic frameworks of existing lexical knowledge resources to cover more languages, such as EuroWordNet and Global WordNet. In this paper, we report on the construction of large-scale multilingual semantic lexicons for twelve languages, which employ the unified Lancaster semantic taxonomy and provide a multilingual lexical knowledge base for the automatic UCREL semantic annotation system (USAS). Our work contributes towards the goal of constructing larger-scale and higher-quality multilingual semantic lexical resources and developing corpus annotation tools based on them. Lexical coverage is an important factor concerning the quality of the lexicons and the performance of the corpus annotation tools, and in this experiment we focus on evaluating the lexical coverage achieved by the multilingual lexicons and semantic annotation tools based on them. Our evaluation shows that some semantic lexicons such as those for Finnish and Italian have achieved lexical coverage of over 90% while others need further expansion.
Topics Lexicon, Lexical Database, Semantics, Multilinguality
Full paper Lexical Coverage Evaluation of Large-scale Multilingual Semantic Lexicons for Twelve Languages
Bibtex @InProceedings{PIAO16.257,
  author = {Scott Piao and Paul Rayson and Dawn Archer and Francesca Bianchi and Carmen Dayrell and Mahmoud El-Haj and Ricardo-María Jiménez and Dawn Knight and Michal Křen and Laura Löfberg and Rao Muhammad Adeel Nawab and Jawad Shafi and Phoey Lee Teh and Olga Mudraya},
  title = {Lexical Coverage Evaluation of Large-scale Multilingual Semantic Lexicons for Twelve Languages},
  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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