Paper: When Conset Meets Synset: A Preliminary Survey Of An Ontological Lexical Resource Based On Chinese Characters

ACL ID P06-2050
Title When Conset Meets Synset: A Preliminary Survey Of An Ontological Lexical Resource Based On Chinese Characters
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Poster Session
Year 2006
Authors

This paper describes an on-going project concerning with an ontological lexical re- source based on the abundant conceptual information grounded on Chinese charac- ters. The ultimate goal of this project is set to construct a cognitively sound and com- putationally effective character-grounded machine-understandable resource. Philosophically, Chinese ideogram has its ontological status, but its applicability to the NLP task has not been expressed ex- plicitly in terms of language resource. We thusproposethefirstattempttolocateChi- nese characters within the context of on- tology. Having the primary success in ap- plying it to some NLP tasks, we believe that the construction of this knowledge re- source will shed new light on theoretical setting as well as the construction of Chi- nese lexi...