The cornetto database: Architecture and alignment issues of combining lexical units, synsets and an ontology

Piek Vossen, Isa Maks, Roxane Segers, Hennie van Der Vliet, Hetty van Zutphen

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Cornetto is a two-year Stevin project (project number STE05039) in which a lexical semantic database is built that combines WordNet with Framenet-like information for Dutch. The combination of the two lexical resources (the Dutch WordNet and the Referentie Bestand Nederlands) will result in a much richer relational database that may improve natural language processing (NLP) technologies, such as word sense-disambiguation, and language-generation systems. In addition to merging the Dutch lexicons, the database is also mapped to a formal ontology to provide a more solid semantic backbone. Since the database represents different traditions and perspectives of semantic organization, a key issue in the project is the alignment of concepts across the resources. This paper discusses our methodology to first automatically align the word meanings and secondly to manually revise the most critical cases.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGWC 2008
Subtitle of host publication4th Global WordNet Conference, Proceedings
PublisherUniversity of Szeged
Number of pages21
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


  • Automatic alignment
  • Frames
  • Lexical units
  • Ontologies
  • Synsets
  • Wordnet


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