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RE: WordNet and Concepts

From: Bradley P. Allen <ballen@siderean.com>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2003 07:25:36 -0800
To: <leo@gnowsis.com>, <www-rdf-interest@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BLECLCINHHDCFGOPLGCPIEEFDOAA.ballen@siderean.com>

Leo- WordNet organizes lexical information by synset, i.e. concept.
Identifying concepts by lexical item without being explicit about the sense
of the item will lead to collisions, as you've observed in the case of
"love." So you're much better off taking the latter approach rather than the
former.

In the work that we've done over the years with WordNet, we've found it much
simpler to generate the URI identfier of the WordNet synset from its
position in the source WordNet files. If you're interested, a Perl script
that converts a WordNet 1.7 distribution into RDF is at
http://www.siderean.com/dloads/wn2rdf_short_3.pl. -cheers, BPA

> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:www-rdf-interest-request@w3.org]On Behalf Of Leo Sauermann
> Sent: Friday, November 21, 2003 6:26 AM
> To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org
> Subject: WordNet and Concepts
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> I want to use Dan Brickley's WordNet idea to identify concepts, like in
> the example by booth [1], where he uses
> http://x.org/love
> as an identifyer for "love".
>
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> Now I was wondering if I should take the recommended syntax of
> http://xmlns.com/wordnet/1.6/love
>
> or If I should add the special meaning of love, as defined in wordNet
> itself:
>
> "4. love -- (a deep feeling of sexual desire and attraction; "their love
> left them indifferent to their surroundings"; "she was his first love")"
>
> [2]
>
> then the URI would be
> http://xmlns.com/wordnet/1.6/love#4
>
> (or something the like)
>
> Has anybody experience in this topic ?
>
>
>
> Leo Sauermann
> www.gnowsis.com
>
> [1] http://www.w3.org/2002/11/dbooth-names/dbooth-names_clean.htm
>
> [2] http://www.cogsci.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/webwn2.0?stage=1&word=love
>
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