Dennis Spohr


Disambiguation of Polysemous Verbs for Rule-based Inferencing
Fabienne Martin | Dennis Spohr | Achim Stein
Proceedings of the Eight International Conference on Computational Semantics


A General Methodology for Mapping EuroWordNets to the Suggested Upper Merged Ontology
Dennis Spohr
Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'08)

This paper presents a general methodology to mapping EuroWordNets (Vossen, 1998) to the Suggested Upper Merged Ontology (SUMO; Niles and Pease (2001)), and we show its application to the French EuroWordNet. The process makes use of existing work on mapping Princeton WordNet (Fellbaum, 1998) to SUMO (Niles and Pease, 2003). After a general discussion of the usefulness of our approach, we provide details on the procedure of mapping individual EuroWordNet synsets to SUMO conceptual classes, and discuss issues arising from a fully automatic mapping. In addition to this, we present a quantitative analysis of the thus created semantic resource and discuss how the accuracy in determining the correct SUMO class for a particular EuroWordNet synset might be improved. Finally, we briefly hint at how such resources may be used, e.g. in order to extract selectional preferences of verbal predicates with respect to the ontological categories of their syntactic arguments.

Formalising Multi-layer Corpora in OWL DL - Lexicon Modelling, Querying and Consistency Control
Aljoscha Burchardt | Sebastian Padó | Dennis Spohr | Anette Frank | Ulrich Heid
Proceedings of the Third International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing: Volume-I


Modeling Monolingual and Bilingual Collocation Dictionaries in Description Logics
Dennis Spohr | Ulrich Heid
Proceedings of the Workshop on Multi-word-expressions in a multilingual context