UWN: A Large Multilingual Lexical Knowledge Base

TitleUWN: A Large Multilingual Lexical Knowledge Base
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2012
Authorsde Melo, G., & Weikum G.
Other Numbers3317

We present UWN, a large multilingual lexicalknowledge base that describes the meaningsand relationships of words in over 200languages. This paper explains how link prediction,information integration and taxonomyinduction methods have been used to buildUWN based on WordNet and extend it withmillions of named entities from Wikipedia.We additionally introduce extensions to coverlexical relationships, frame-semantic knowledge,and language data. An online interfaceprovides human access to the data, while asoftware API enables applications to look upover 16 million words and names.


This work was partially funded by the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Diesnst (DAAD) through a postdoctoral fellowship.

Bibliographic Notes

Proceedings of the 50th Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics (ACL 2012), Jeju, Korea, pp. 151-156

Abbreviated Authors

G. de Melo and G. Weikum

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ICSI Publication Type

Article in conference proceedings