Re: Re: [WN] RDF version of WordNet

Dear Mark,

Sorry for the huge delay, it seems my spam filter thought your email was 
suspicious :-)

Anyways, the hash/slash subject was resolved in the following way: We 
decided to use a # before the word, because I thought it would be 
natural to group the words, synsets and wordsenses in different files, 
differentiating the base URI from the specific entity (word, synset) I 
want to reach. Also, for human readability, if I know that the word 
"computer" can be found

it is natural to suppose the word "computational" can be found

Finally I have added a JDBM version of the representation, you can check 
my web page at

Mark van Assem wrote:
> Dear Alvaro,
> I had a quick look at the schema of your version and it seems it is 
> very similar to ours in its basic model (Words, WordSenses, Synsets, 
> all relations), we have been doing much of the same work in parallel :-(
> There are some differences such as that we have defined OWL 
> restrictions on the classes. I am curious how you have resolved some 
> of the issues listed in [1], e.g. how you have decided to generate 
> URIs for words, wordsenses and synsets, and the hash/slash issue, see 
> the recent discussions on (the archives of) this list. See [2] for our 
> current schema and data.
> We will include references to your work and comparison to ours in the 
> next version of our Draft Note.
> Thanks for informing us and do keep in touch,
> Mark.
> [1]
> [2]
> Alvaro Graves wrote:
>> Dear all,
>> My name is Alvaro Graves, I am a MSc student in the University of 
>> Chile. Recently I have talked with Mark van Assem about our 
>> representation[1] of WordNet in RDF. I think that maybe you could be 
>> interested in using it as a more official one. That is, we think that 
>> you could use it as the WordNet TF version. We don't know if you have 
>> developed one, but I haven't seen one in your page, so I think we can 
>> contribute with our work to the WordNet TF. We have fixed some minor 
>> bugs over these months and I haven't received more reports. Also, it 
>> has been used by people, and seems it has been useful for them. I 
>> think it is necessary to change the namespaces (actually I am using 
>> namespaces like 
>> so it can be used by you, and maybe do some other minor modifications.
>> I hope this can contribute in some way. Any questions, please drop me 
>> a line.
>> Thanks for your time.
>> AG
>> PS: Any mistake in my english, I am sorry, it is not my native tongue 
>> :-)
>> [1]



Alvaro Graves Fuenzalida - agraves [@]
Computer Science Engineer - Universidad de Chile
CS Master student - Universidad de Chile

Received on Thursday, 16 February 2006 14:41:07 UTC