Extracting lexical-semantic knowledge from the Portuguese Wiktionary



Public domain collaborative resources like Wiktionary and Wikipedia have recently become attractive sources for information ex- traction. To use these resources in natural languague processing (NLP) tasks, efficient programmatic access to their contents is required. In this work, we have extracted semantic relations automatically from the Portuguese Wiktionary and compared our results with the relations in PAPEL, a public domain lexical network extracted from a proprietary dictionary. We have found about 44,000 relations that were not in PAPEL, which suggests that Wiktionary is a valuable alternative source for enriching existing lexical knowledge bases.


Collaborative Knowledge Bases, Information Extraction, Lexical-Semantic Knowledge.


Natural Language Processing

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15th Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence (EPIA 2011), Lisbon, Portugal 2011

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Year 2014 : 4 citations

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 Basilio Calderone, Nabil Hathout, Franck Sajous. From GLÀFF to PsychoGLÀFF: a Large Psycholinguistics-oriented French Lexical Resource. Proceedings of the XVI EURALEX International Congress, 15-19 July 2014, Bolzano/Bozen. 2014.

 Franck Sajous, Nabil Hathout, Basilio Calderone. Ne jetons pas le Wiktionnaire avec l'oripeau du Web ! Études et réalisations fondées sur le dictionnaire collaboratif. 4ème Congrès Mondial de Linguistique Française (CMLF 2014), Berlin, Allemagne, 2014.

 Nabil Hathout, Franck Sajous, Basilio Calderone. Acquisition and enrichment of morphological and morphosemantic
knowledge from the French Wiktionary. Proceedings of the COLING Workshop on Lexical and Grammatical Resources for Language Processing, August 24, pages 65–74, Dublin, Ireland. ACL 2014.

Year 2013 : 1 citations

 Franck Sajous, Nabil Hathout and Basilio Calderone. GLÀFF, un Gros Lexique À tout Faire du Français. Actes de la 20e conférence sur le Traitement Automatique des Langues Naturelles (TALN'2013), pp. 285-298. 2013.