Enriching an Ontology with Multilingual Information

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Enriching an Ontology with Multilingual Information
Organizations working in a multilingual environment demand multilingual ontologies. To solve this problem we propose LabelTranslator, a system that automatically localizes ontologies. Ontology localization consists of adapting an ontology to a concrete language and cultural community. LabelTranslator takes as input an ontology whose labels are described in a source natural language and obtains the most probable translation into a target natural language of each ontology label. Our main contribution is the automatization of this process which reduces human efforts to localize an ontology manually. First, our system uses a translation service which obtains automatic translations of each ontology label (name of an ontology term) from/into English, German, or Spanish by consulting different linguistic resources such as lexical databases, bilingual dictionaries, and terminologies. Second, a ranking method is used to sort each ontology label according to similarity with its lexical and seman...
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Type Conference
Year 2008
Where ESWS
Authors Mauricio Espinoza, Asunción Gómez-Pérez, Eduardo Mena
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