12. Collaborative Tools: From Wiktionary to LMF, for Synchronic and Diachronic Language Data

  1. Gil Francopoulo and
  2. Patrick Paroubek
  1. Thierry Declerck,
  2. Pirsoka Lendvai and
  3. Karlheinz Mörth

Published Online: 16 AUG 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118712696.ch12

LMF Lexical Markup Framework

LMF Lexical Markup Framework

How to Cite

Declerck, T., Lendvai, P. and Mörth, K. (2013) Collaborative Tools: From Wiktionary to LMF, for Synchronic and Diachronic Language Data, in LMF Lexical Markup Framework (eds G. Francopoulo and P. Paroubek), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118712696.ch12

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 AUG 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 APR 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781848214309

Online ISBN: 9781118712696

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Keywords:

  • diachronic language data;
  • lexical markup framework (LMF);
  • semantic information;
  • Wiktionary

Summary

This chapter describes the general benefits provided by the collaborative Wiktionary effort, but stresses at the same the lack of standardization in these resources, and so therein the difficulty of making a wide use of the resource. It points to already existing work in the field of senses, in which the use of the lexical markup framework (LMF) has proved to be very beneficial for accessing the semantic information contained in a subset of Wiktionaries and merging this with other lexical semantic resources. The chapter advocates for an extension of this approach to all linguistic information included in Wiktionaries, and thus to map Wiktionary into the LMF. It concentrates on diachronic language data that is found in Wiktionary.