Building a lexical database for an interactive joke-generator

R. Manurung, D. O'Mara, H. Pain, G. Ritchie, A. Waller

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Abstract

As part of a project to construct an interactive program which will encourage children to play with language by building jokes, we have developed a large lexical database, closely based on WordNet. As well as the standard WordNet information about part of speech, synonymy, hyponymy, etc, we have added phonetic representations and symbolic links allowing attachment of pictures. All information is represented in a relational database, allowing powerful searches using SQL via a Java API. The lexicon has a facility to label subsets of the lexicon with symbolic names, and we are working to incorporate some educationally relevant word lists as sublexicons. This should also allow us to improve the familiarity ratings which the lexicon assigns to words.

Original languageEnglish
Pages1738-1741
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2006
Event5th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2006 - Genoa, Italy
Duration: 22 May 200628 May 2006

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2006
CountryItaly
CityGenoa
Period22/05/0628/05/06

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