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Title:
Ontologies versus lexical semantics
Author:
Graeme Hirst: Department of Computer Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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2013
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Proceedings of the workshop on lexical semantic resources for NLP at NODALIDA 2013; May 22-24; 2013; Oslo; Norway. NEALT Proceedings Series 19
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088
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001
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1-1
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2013-05-17
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978-91-7519-586-5
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Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
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1650-3686
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1650-3740
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NEALT Proceedings Series
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Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet


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Ontologies and semantic lexicons enjoy a complex relationship. Although words denote concepts and concepts make up ontologies; a lexicon is at best an ersatz ontology; and an ontology is too impoverished to function as a semantic lexicon. There is no clear mapping from the word senses and sense relationships of a semantic lexicon to the concepts and concept relationships of an ontology.

The reasons for this include the following: Word senses overlap in complex ways; many concepts are not lexicalized in some or all languages; and languages make semantic distinctions that are not ontological; but which are nonetheless reflected in surface-form aspects such as classifierwords; diathesis alternations; and the count / mass distinction. Nonetheless; a lexicon can sometimes be the basis for the development of a practical ontology.

Keywords: Ontologies; lexical-semantic resources; word senses; classifier-words; diathesis alternations

Proceedings of the workshop on lexical semantic resources for NLP at NODALIDA 2013; May 22-24; 2013; Oslo; Norway. NEALT Proceedings Series 19

Author:
Graeme Hirst
Title:
Ontologies versus lexical semantics
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Proceedings of the workshop on lexical semantic resources for NLP at NODALIDA 2013; May 22-24; 2013; Oslo; Norway. NEALT Proceedings Series 19

Author:
Graeme Hirst
Title:
Ontologies versus lexical semantics
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