Prof. Iryna Gurevych to be keynote speaker at MergingLR Workshop


Prof. Iryna Gurevych will be the keynote speaker at the LREC 2012 MergingLR Workshop, organized by PANACEA partners.

The title of her talk is: How to UBY – a Large-Scale Unified Lexical-Semantic Resource

The talk will present UBY, a large-scale resource integration project based on the Lexical Markup Framework (LMF, ISO 24613:2008). Currently, nine lexicons in two languages (English and German) have been integrated: WordNet, GermaNet, FrameNet, VerbNet, Wikipedia (DE/EN), Wiktionary (DE/EN), and OmegaWiki. All resources have been mapped to the LMF-based model and imported into an SQL-DB. The UBY-API, a common Java software library, provides access to all data in the database. The nine lexicons are densely interlinked using monolingual and cross-lingual sense alignments. These sense alignments yield enriched sense representations and increased coverage. A sense alignment framework has been developed for automatically aligning any pair of resources mono- or cross-lingually. As an example, the talk will report on the automatic alignment of WordNet and Wiktionary. Further information on UBY and UBY-API is available.