Paper: UWN: A Large Multilingual Lexical Knowledge Base

ACL ID P12-3026
Title UWN: A Large Multilingual Lexical Knowledge Base
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session System Demonstration
Year 2012

We present UWN, a large multilingual lexi- cal knowledge base that describes the mean- ings and relationships of words in over 200 languages. This paper explains how link pre- diction, information integration and taxonomy induction methods have been used to build UWN based on WordNet and extend it with millions of named entities from Wikipedia. We additionally introduce extensions to cover lexical relationships, frame-semantic knowl- edge, and language data. An online interface provides human access to the data, while a software API enables applications to look up over 16 million words and names.