Paper: Automatically constructing Wordnet Synsets

ACL ID P14-2018
Title Automatically constructing Wordnet Synsets
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2014

Manually constructing a Wordnet is a dif- ficult task, needing years of experts? time. As a first step to automatically construct full Wordnets, we propose approaches to generate Wordnet synsets for languages both resource-rich and resource-poor, us- ing publicly available Wordnets, a ma- chine translator and/or a single bilin- gual dictionary. Our algorithms translate synsets of existing Wordnets to a target language T, then apply a ranking method on the translation candidates to find best translations in T. Our approaches are ap- plicable to any language which has at least one existing bilingual dictionary translat- ing from English to it.