Paper: Ontology Label Translation

ACL ID N13-2006
Title Ontology Label Translation
Venue Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics
Session Student Session
Year 2013

Our research investigates the translation of on- tology labels, which has applications in mul- tilingual knowledge access. Ontologies are often defined only in one language, mostly English. To enable knowledge access across languages, such monolingual ontologies need to be translated into other languages. The primary challenge in ontology label trans- lation is the lack of context, which makes this task rather different than document trans- lation. The core objective therefore, is to provide statistical machine translation (SMT) systems with additional context information. In our approach, we first extend standard SMT by enhancing a translation model with context information that keeps track of surrounding words for each translation. We compute a se- mantic similarity between the phrase pa...