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Release of BabelNet 1.0 and its Java API

From: Roberto Navigli <navigli@di.uniroma1.it>
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 21:16:52 +0200
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To: semantic-web@w3.org

As an output of the "MultiJEDI" Starting Grant funded by the
European Research Council and headed by Prof. Roberto Navigli,
the Linguistic Computing Laboratory of the Sapienza University
of Rome is happy to announce the release of the following two resources:

* BabelNet 1.0: a very large multilingual semantic network covering
  6 languages (English, Catalan, French, German, Italian and Spanish),
  and created by 1) the automatic integration of WordNet with
  Wikipedia and 2) the use of statistical machine translation to
  acquire a very large amount of multilingual concept lexicalizations.

* The BabelNet API 1.0: a Java API for programmatic access to BabelNet
  and high-performance, multilingual, knowledge-rich Word Sense
  Disambiguation with just a few lines of code.

The resources are available at:


BabelNet can also be browsed online with BabelNetXplorer available at:


=-=-=-= REFERENCES -=-=-=-

Navigli, R. and Ponzetto, S. P. BabelNet: The Automatic Construction,
Evaluation and Application of a Wide-Coverage Multilingual Semantic
Artificial Intelligence, Elsevier, to appear.

Navigli, R. and Ponzetto, S. P. (2012): BabelNetXplorer: A platform for
multilingual lexical knowledge base access and exploration. In:
Companion Volume to the Proceedings of the 21st World Wide Web
Conference, Lyon, France, 16-20 April 2012, pp. 393-396.

Navigli, R. and Ponzetto, S.P. (2012): Multilingual WSD with Just a Few
Lines of Code: the BabelNet API. In: Proceedings of the 50th Annual
Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Jeju Island,
South Korea, 8-14 July 2012.

=-=-=-= WE ARE HIRING! -=-=-=-

The Linguistic Computing Laboratory is hiring! Please visit the group's
web site: http://lcl.uniroma1.it

Ph.D. positions in computer science are open for highly qualified
candidates with an excellent Master's degree in computer science
or computational linguistics. The successful candidate will work in
the fields of computational lexical semantics and machine translation,
and will join a young, dynamic research team (made up of 2 faculty
members,1 post-doc and 5 Ph.D. students) with solid experience
and proven excellence in NLP research.

Note that the Sapienza deadline for submitting applications is July 20
(http://phd.di.uniroma1.it/apply.php), but candidates who apply later,
and are successful, could start a one-year research fellowship (about 1500
euros net per month) immediately and then apply for the Ph.D. next year.

A postdoc position is also open (a separate advertisement will follow).

For informal inquiries, please contact Stefano Faralli (
including the LCL-2012 job reference in the subject line.

Roberto Navigli
Dipartimento di Informatica
SAPIENZA Universita' di Roma
Via Salaria, 113
00198 Roma Italy
Phone: +39 06 49918311 - Fax: +39 06 8541842
Home Page: http://wwwusers.di.uniroma1.it/~navigli
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