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Afrikaans WordNet

  • North-West University

  • Thesaurus
  • Lexicon

The Afrikaans wordnet is a lexical-conceptual network in the form of an electronic lexical database, developed at the North-West University. In this article, a methodology for a semi-automatic construction of the entries--so-called synonym sets--is investigated. Firstly, a background is given on the nature of a wordnet, as well as "WordNet", on which it is based. Other wordnets, as well as applications of wordnets, are also discussed here. Next, the macrostructure of a wordnet in terms of its integration and compatibility with other wordnets is investigated, arter which the proposed methodology is presented with a discussion of the results. Finally, a projection is made to the integration of the Afrikaans wordnet with other resources, which include "WordNet" and an Afrikaans lexical database, called ALEXANDER.


ELRA-U-M 0012

  • Afrikaans

  • Monolingual

  • Machine Translation Systems
  • Knowledge Management Systems
  • Translation Applications
  • Natural Language Interface
  • Computational Lexicon
  • Lexicon Management
  • Language Checking Applications

Jan 01, 2007 12:00 AM

WordNet is a basic resource for computational linguistics purposes and language engineering applications (machine translation, IE, WSD, knowledge representation, etc.).

  • North-West University