Paper: Building A Large Ontology For Machine Translation

ACL ID H93-1036
Title Building A Large Ontology For Machine Translation
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Main Conference
Year 1993
  • Kevin Knight (University of Southern California, Marina del Rey CA)

This paper describes efforts underway to construct a large- scale ontology to support semantic processing in the PAN- GLOSS knowledge-base machine translation system. Be- cause we axe aiming at broad sem~tntic coverage, we are focus- ing on automatic and semi-automatic methods of knowledge acquisition. Here we report on algorithms for merging com- plementary online resources, in particular the LDOCE and WordNet dictionaries. We discuss empirical results, and how these results have been incorporated into the PANGLOSS ontology.