KYOTO: A system for mining, structuring, and distributing knowledge across languages and cultures

Piek Vossen, Eneko Agirre, Nicoletta Calzolari, Christiane Fellbaum, Shu Kai Hsieh, Chu Ren Huang, Hitoshi Isahara, Kyoko Kanzaki, Andrea Marchetti, Monica Monachini, Federico Neri, Remo Raffaelli, German Rigau, Maurizio Tesconi, Joop Vangent

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We outline work to be carried out within the framework of an impending EC project. The goal is to construct a language-independent information system for a specific domain (environment/ecology) anchored in a language-independent ontology that is linked to WordNets in several languages. For each language, information extraction and identification of lexicalized concepts with ontological entries will be done by text miners ("Kybots"). The mapping of language-specific lexemes to the ontology allows for crosslinguistic identification and translation of equivalent terms. The infrastructure developed within this project will enable long-range knowledge sharing and transfer to many languages and cultures, addressing the need for global and uniform transition of knowledge beyond the domain of ecology and environment addressed here.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGWC 2008
Subtitle of host publication4th Global WordNet Conference, Proceedings
PublisherUniversity of Szeged
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9789634828549
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007
Event4th Global WordNet Conference, GWC 2008 - Szeged, Hungary
Duration: 22 Jan 200825 Jan 2008

Publication series

NameGWC 2008: 4th Global WordNet Conference, Proceedings


Conference4th Global WordNet Conference, GWC 2008


  • Global WordNet Grid
  • Multilinguality
  • Ontologies and WordNets
  • Semantic indexing and search
  • Text mining


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