Onto.PT: Automatic Construction of a Lexical Ontology for Portuguese



This ongoing research presents an alternative to the manual creation of lexical resources and proposes an approach towards the automatic construction of a lexical ontology for Portuguese. Textual sources are exploited in order to obtain a lexical network based on terms and, after clustering and mapping, a wordnet-like lexical ontology is created. At the end of the paper, current results are shown.


lexical ontologies, wordnets, automatically, semantic relations


Natural Language Processing

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Year 2016 : 1 citations

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Year 2015 : 3 citations

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Year 2014 : 6 citations

 Alan Valejo, Brett Drury, Jorge Valverde-Rebaza and Alneu de Andrade Lopes. Identification of Related Brazilian Portuguese Verb Groups Using Overlapping Community Detection. Proceedings of International Conference on the Computational Processing of the Portuguese Language (PROPOR 2014), LNCS, Volume 8775, pp 292-297. Springer, 2014.

 Raquel Amaro. Extracting Semantic Relations from Portuguese Corpora using Lexical-Syntactic Patterns. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'14). ELRA, Reykjavik, Iceland. 2014.

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Year 2013 : 4 citations

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Year 2012 : 1 citations

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Year 2010 : 1 citations

 Hernani Pereira Gomes Costa. Automatic Extraction and Validation of Lexical Ontologies from text. MSc Thesis. University of Coimbra, 2010.